How to rename multiple files on your Mac

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Renaming multiple files can be a time-consuming process if you have to do it manually. If you are using MacOS, you have the option to rename a batch of files at once. So, why to search for a third-party app when you have native support on your MacOS.

If you are not sure how to do this, keep reading this article. In this article, I will tell you how to rename multiple files on your Mac.

Rename multiple files on your Mac

To rename multiple files on one go, open the Finder. Select all the files you want to rename and right-click to open the context menu.

rename multiple files on your Mac

Now it opens the small dialogue box saying “Rename Finder Items”. You also see a dropdown to change the rename rules. You can select any rule depending on your need. Here, I recommend selecting the third item “Format” from the dropdown. This allows you to give all files a new base name with and add a custom index number for differentiation.

For example, if I have to photos, I can give a base name “Trip-photo” with numbers in each. So, photos will have a name like “Trip-photo-1”, “Trip-photo-2” and more.

If you do not like the renaming, you can always go back by pressing Command+Z and try it again.

Final Words

Now you know how to rename multiple files in one go. MacOS is simple and offers very nice features natively. This is the reason people who once start using MacOS, always stick to it. We have covered several awesome tutorials on MacOS. Use the top menu link to check other awesome tutorials.

If you have anything to ask about this article or anything else, you can always leave a comment.

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Deepanker Verma is the founder of Techlomedia. He is a tech blogger, developer and gadget freak.


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