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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Batch Rename!

A feature that I just discovered recently in ForkLift is "Batch Rename". There are a few freewares that can do the same thing, but ForkLift really does it well. Batch renaming wasn't as necessary when I started storing music and photos in apps like iTunes and iPhotos. When many photo, music or video files are stored in the Finder however, batch renaming is very useful. A freeware that can do this is "Name Mangler" (link to MacUpdate here).

Here is how you can get it in ForkLift:

1. Right-click on the toolbar and choose "Customize Toolbar...".
2. Add "Batch Rename" to the toolbar.



3. Choose multiple files that you want to rename.
4. Click on Batch Rename.
5. Here is an example of what you can do:


2 Comments:

Blogger StuDve said...

That looks very much like R-Name which I have used for years.

October 11, 2008 at 12:49 AM  
Blogger HalHockersmith said...

A few minutes in Automater will do the same thing. Just takes some work. There are probably downloadable scripts for that.

October 11, 2008 at 4:34 AM  

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