Automator: How to rename multiple files

Automator can rightly be called one of the most underrated apps on macOS. Alas, many users are not aware of the hidden possibilities of this utility. Nevertheless, the potential inherent in the program is really huge. Today we tell about a program that allows you to rename several files at once.

Working with a large volume of files, it is often necessary to perform a large number of routine or monotonous operations. To facilitate this process, you can use Automator, creating a special script. In our case we will rename multiple files at once.

  • The first thing we need to run application to automate actions. This can be done through Spotlight, or in any other convenient way;

  • In the opened window select “New document“. In the section document Type , you should choose the Program;

  • Now we need to find a process “to Rename the object Finder“. For this we can use search;
  • Add the process in the right part of the application. Prompted — choose “don’t add”;
  • In the drop down menu change the option “Add time and date” on the “Add text”;

  • Set the required options and text;
  • Save the script to your desktop. The name can be anything.

All that remains is to migrate your files or documents directly to the shortcut created by the program, then they will be renamed automatically: depending on the parameters (before or after the title), is added the specified text. Simple, and effective.

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