Batch Rename Files on the Mac

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You're watching VisiHow. In this video, we're going to show you how to batch-change file names on the Mac. Let's say that we have a group of files and we want to add our name to the front of all of them.

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Steps

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    We select all of the files to rename
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    Then, we right-click the highlighted list
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    We click "Rename Items..."
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    There are 27 items in this video.
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  4. 4
    We add our name in the front of all of these items by typing it into the text box
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    To the left of the text box, we click the drop-down menu to reveal a few options
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    The options are "Replace Text", "Add Text", and "Format".
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    For this tutorial, let's choose "Add Text"
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    We click the drop-down menu on the right side of the text box
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    We click whether the added text should go before or after the file name
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    Let's keep the default setting of "before name" by clicking away from the drop-down menu.
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    We click "Rename" on the bottom-right of this window
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    Now, the typed name has been added to the beginning of all of the selected items.
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That was how to batch-rename files using Finder on the Mac OS X. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the space below. Thank you for watching VisiHow!

Video: Batch Rename Files on the Mac

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