Rename the Files on Mac OS

Rename the Files

Renaming multiple files manually at once is very difficult. But the Finder in the Mac OS can make it easy by a renaming group of files at the same time on your Mac. Don’t depend on any third party apps to rename the files, use this handy tip to Rename the Files quickly without breaking a sweat.

Step 1: Select the files which you want to rename.

Step 2: Right-click on the files and choose Rename Items. This opens  the Rename Finder Items box.

Step 3: You can choose whatever drop down box you want from the three of the boxes such as Format, Add Text, and Replace. I personally like Format so I have used it. This allows you to give the batch of files of an entirely new base name. Use the Custom Format box to insert the base name of the files.

If you wish to differentiate the files you can do so by using the Name and Format Dropdown box. You can also add an index number, counter,and date.

The Dropdown box lets you choose where to add the differentiator. You can choose to do so after the name, or before the name. If you choose one of the numerical values, you can also apply for  starting number. I recommend starting with 10 since the renaming utility doesn’t let you pad a leading zero for single digit numbers.

Step 4: Once you are satisfied with your naming decision, click the Rename button to enact the changes. If you don’t like how it turns out, you can always use Command+Z and try it again.

You can also use third-party apps like Better Rename 9 or Name Mangler 3 to do the same thing, but you need advanced renaming capabilities, Finder is having the built-in capabilities so it can do the job well.