One of the things that aren't immediately clear in the "Finder way of doing things", like renaming multiple files at once. Suppose you have a lot of pictures and you just want them to be renamed. You could do it one by one, but what if you had a hundred pictures? Suddenly, renaming them one by one does not seem so beautiful. So what do you do if you want to rename multiple files at once? Well, don't worry, here's how you can bulk rename files on a Mac:
Batch Rename files in macOS Sierra
Apparently, it's not difficult to rename multiple files at once. The Finder has a really easy way that you can use, so you don't even need any other file renaming utilities. Simply follow the steps below to rename files in bulk on Mac:
Note : to illustrate, rename 50 image files, so that they are renamed in the format "IMG1, IMG2, IMG3 and so on".
1. In Finder, select all files you want to batch rename. In my case, I have selected the 50 images that I want to rename. So, go to " File -> Rename 50 Items … ".
2. In the dialog that opens, you can use different settings to rename files exactly as you want. Click on the first drop-down box and select " Format ".
3. In the " Name format ", to select " Name and index "and in" Where is it ", to select " after name ".
4. Subsequently, in " Custom format ", type " IMG "(or whatever you want the file name to be), and in" Start numbers in ", type " 1 "
5. Once all is done, simply click on " Rename ".
All selected files will now be renamed to the " IMG1, IMG2, IMG3 and so on ". very simple, renaming multiple files in macOS Sierra. The function it works the same way in previous versions of macOS as well, so even if you're not on the latest version of the desktop operating system, it should be fine.
There are many other settings in the batch renaming menu, which you may find useful, depending on what you want to do with the files. Other options available in the rename menu are " Add text " is " Replace text ". Add text allows you to add or prepend text to the existing file name. It can be useful in situations where you want to add words to the end or beginning of multiple file names.
Replace texton the other hand, works similarly to " Find and replace ". Type the word you want to replace and the word you want to replace it with. When you click Rename, all filenames are changed based on your settings.
The batch renaming tool in the macOS Finder is very large and flexible. So the next time you want to rename multiple files at once on your Mac, look no further " Finder.app ".
Easily rename multiple files on Mac
Renaming files is one of the basic features that people expect from a computer and, with this, it is now possible to rename multiple files at once. This will surely make managing multiple files easier, quickly and efficiently.
So, did you know of this method for renaming multiple files on Mac or were you using another method? We would like to know your thoughts. Also, if you have a problem or if you know of other ways to rename multiple files on macOS Sierra, please let us know in the comments section below.