How to easily rename a group of files on OS X Yosemite

How to easily rename a group of files on OS X Yosemite

I'm sure that right now there are hundreds of files not organized on your Mac. Holiday photos, PDF documents, downloads, TV series and more. The first step in organizing this content is to give them the right name. So you're definitely looking for ways to easily name a bunch of files on your Mac.

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First what do you open the Finder in the folder where the files you want to rename are located. Select them all and right-click on them.


Among the different options selected Rename X items.

Rename option in Yosemite

In my example I am using a folder with notes taken during the university lessons I follow. It would be nice to rename all files with a standard name Lesson 1, Lesson 2 and so on.

In the popup that opens there are three options: Replace text, Add text, Format. Let's see in detail what these functions are for.

Replace text


This very simple option. Write the text to be replaced in the field Search for: and the new text to be inserted in the field Replace with: and automatically the replacement will be made.

Add text


This option allows you to add text at the beginning or end of the file name.


This is perhaps the most interesting option, as it allows you to delete the current file name and replace it with an ad hoc one.

I'll explain. There are a couple of options that can be configured. Let's start with Name format: is Located in:. At the beginning of the article I said that I want to rename my notes in Lesson 1, Lesson 2 and so on. To automate the process, in Name format: will go to choose Name and index because I want the numbers to be added automatically at the end of the name. You can also select, among other options, Name and counter is Name and date.


In Customize format we will write the text to be repeated in the name of the files we want to rename. In my case I entered the text Lesson (add a space at the end of the name in order to remove the text from the numbers that will be inserted automatically). In the field Located in: we can decide where to insert the numbers, whether at the end or at the beginning of the file name. In my case I chose after the name. To finish, in the field Start numbering from: we need to enter the number from which we want the file numbering to begin. In my case I entered 1.

When we press the button Rename,automatically all my files will now have the format Lesson 1, Lesson 2 and so on.

IMAGE 5Use this function to easily name a group of files on the Mac very simple. If something is unclear edhaidomande to ask us you can do it through the comments.