That method works great for a few files, but what if you need to rename a few hundred files? What’s easy just became an afternoon of tedious, mind-numbing work which isn’t fun even if you’re getting paid by the hour. What you need to automate the tedium is free.
What’s In A Name?
Mac users can choose from half a dozen or so tools which help you to rename files by the batch– hundreds or even thousands of files at a time.
Rename is the app that does the renaming for free, and it’s sufficiently intuitive that there’s almost no learning curve.
To start, grab a folder full of files that need to be renamed. You can do it easily enough one file at a time, but that joy ends after about 10 files.
Rename is easier.
It lets you replace strings of letters and numbers within file names, remove characters, add a prefix or suffix, even serialize the file names with numbers.
The preview function lets you see the original names and then preview the soon-to-be-changed new file names.
Set up the parameters as needed. Check the preview. When you’re ready to rename simply click the Rename Files button. Rename then renames the files according to your setup.
It’s just that easy and quickly automates the mind-numbing, carpal tunnel syndrome inducing manual effort. Rename is free. What more could you want?