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How to search and replace certain words in the name of specific files on Mac

Sometimes, you want to change the name of just a few files, but it’s one of dozens of files with different names and may be difficult to search for. You can find and replace portions or all of the name of files if you have a general idea of the original. For example, you could find and replace the wording in the name of every file that has “secret project” in it.

  1. Launch Finder on your Mac.
  2. Open the folder where the files you want to change are stored.
  3. Shift-click on all files in the folder. Remember, in order to rename multiple files, they must be the same type.
  4. Click on the Action button at the top of the Finder window. You can also right or control + click on the files.

  5. Select Rename [X number] Items.
  6. Select Replace Text from the drop down menu at the top of the set of rename tools.

  7. Enter the word or words you want to change in the file names.
  8. Enter the word or words you want to replace them with in the file names.
  9. Click on Rename

Every file that had the original word or words you searched for will be replaced with the word or words you entered to change them to.

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On the renaming window, we have the option to Replace Text, Add Text or Format the entire filename. You can use Replace Text if you wanted to keep the image numbers coming out of your camera, but I want to create new numbers. Choose Format.

Additional FAQs

How Do I Rename Multiple Files at Once?

To rename multiple file names simultaneously using macOS:

1. From the dock, click on “Finder.”

2. Find the files to rename.

2. Find the files to rename.

3. Hold down “Shift” to select th

3. Hold down “Shift” to select the files.

4. From the “Finder” window, sele

4. From the “Finder” window, select “Action.”

5. Choose “Rename (number) Items&hellip

5. Choose “Rename (number) Items…”

6. At the drop-down menu, from the set of ren

6. At the drop-down menu, from the set of rename tools, select “Format.”

7. Choose a file name format for the structur

7. Choose a file name format for the structure you want:

· “Name and Date”

· “Name and Index,” or

· “Name and Counter.”

8. At “Custom Format,” add a name

8. At “Custom Format,” add a name for the batch of files.

9. Add a “Starting number,” it ca

9. Add a “Starting number,” it can start from any number.

10. Choose “Rename. All your selected will b

10. Choose “Rename. All your selected will be renamed and listed sequentially from your entered starting number.

To rename multiple file names simultaneously using

To rename multiple file names simultaneously using Windows:

1. Open “File Explorer.”

2. Locate the folder containing the files nee

2. Locate the folder containing the files needing their names changed.

3. Select the “View” tab.

3. Select the “View” tab.

4. Click on the “Details” view, t

4. Click on the “Details” view, then the “Home” tab.

5. Click on the “Select all” butt

5. Click on the “Select all” button. Use the “Ctrl”+ “A” keyboard shortcut to select all files. Or hold down the “Ctrl” key and click on each file.

6. From the “Home” tab, select &l

6. From the “Home” tab, select “Rename.” The name of one of the highlighted files will be highlighted.

7. Enter the new file name for all your files

7. Enter the new file name for all your files then “Enter.” All files will now have the new name with a number to differentiate them.

What Is the Fastest Way to Rename a File on Mac?

What Is the Fastest Way to Rename a File on Mac?

Here is the fastest way to rename a single file using Mac:

1. Select the file you wish to rename.

2. Hit the “Enter” key. The curre

2. Hit the “Enter” key. The current file name will be highlighted.

3. Type in the new file name then hit “

3. Type in the new file name then hit “Enter” again.

How Do You Rename Multiple Photos on a Mac?

How Do You Rename Multiple Photos on a Mac?

Here are two ways to rename multiple photos on Mac, using Finder:

1. In Finder, select all the photos you need to rename then right-click on them.

2. Choose “Rename (number) items”

2. Choose “Rename (number) items” on the menu. The rename window will appear with options for you to choose from:

· Search and replace words or numbers,

· Add text to all the file names, or

· Reformat the file names entirely and

· Choice of how to number the files.

3. After you’ve entered a new format an

3. After you’ve entered a new format and your desired settings, select “Rename.”

Before starting, have a folder with all the photos

Before starting, have a folder with all the photos you wish to rename saved to your desktop. To batch rename your photos using Mac Automator:

1. Select “Finder,” > “Applications folder,” then click on the “Automator app.”

2. Select “Folder Action,” > &

2. Select “Folder Action,” > “Choose.”

3. In the first column on the left select &ld

3. In the first column on the left select “Files & Folders.”

4. From the middle column, double-click on &l

4. From the middle column, double-click on “Rename Finder Items.”

5. A pop-up box will appear essentially askin

5. A pop-up box will appear essentially asking if you wish to include the original files with the original names after renaming, select “do not add” if you prefer not to keep them.

6. In the “Rename Finder Items” w

6. In the “Rename Finder Items” window, from the first drop-down menu, select “Make Sequential.”

7. Check the radio button next to “new

7. Check the radio button next to “new name” and enter the new name for your files.

8. From your desktop or in Finder, drag the f

8. From your desktop or in Finder, drag the folder containing all your photos into the pane.

9. Then click the play button.

9. Then click the play button.

How Do You Rename a Folder on a Mac?

How Do You Rename a Folder on a Mac?

Here we’ll show you two ways to rename a folder using your Mac.

1. Find the folder you wish to rename.

2. Click on the folder, then left-click on it

2. Click on the folder, then left-click on it.

3. The current name of the folder is highligh

3. The current name of the folder is highlighted. Start typing the new name or select the words you wish to replace.

4. When complete, hit “Enter.”

4. When complete, hit “Enter.”

To rename multiple folders:

To rename multiple folders:

1. Find the folders you wish to rename.

2. To highlight them, click once on the first

2. To highlight them, click once on the first folder, then hold down the “Shift” key and click once on the last folder, if the folders are in a particular sequence. If they’re not in a particular sequence, hold down the “Command” key whilst clicking once on the folder you wish to rename.

3. To get the option to rename, right-click o

3. To get the option to rename, right-click on the highlighted folders.

4. Choose “Rename (number) items”

4. Choose “Rename (number) items” from the drop-down menu.

5. Type the file name you wish to replace in

5. Type the file name you wish to replace in the “Find” field of the pop-up box.

6. Then the replacement file name in the &ldq

6. Then the replacement file name in the “Replace with” text field.

7. Choose “Rename.”

7. Choose “Rename.”

How to Batch Rename File Extensions on Mac?

To batch rename file extensions using Mac:

  1. Open “Finder.”Locate the files to rename.
  2. Locate the files to rename.Hold down the “Shift” to select the fi
  3. Hold down the “Shift” to select the files.From the “Finder” window, click on the
  4. From the “Finder” window, click on the cog icon (Action button) or, right-click on the selected files to access the menu.Under “Get Info” and above “Comp
  5. Under “Get Info” and above “Compress Items,” select “Rename Items.”From the Rename toolbar, select “Format.&rdq
  6. From the Rename toolbar, select “Format.”Now select the “Name Format” for renam
  7. Now select the “Name Format” for renaming your files. Choose from:“Name and Index”“Name and Counte
    • “Name and Index”
    • “Name and Counter,” or
    • “Name and Date.”
  8. Enter the new name to be included in all selected files, into the “Name Format” box.Enter a number in the “Start numbers at&rdqu
  9. Enter a number in the “Start numbers at” box, the number can start from any number.Select “Rename.”
  10. Select “Rename.”

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