OS X :: How To Copy The Text/file Names Of Multiple Files

Sep 17, 2010

Ok what im trying to do is make a word doc. list of all the movies I have on my hard drive (which is a few hundred). Now rather than sitting there and typing the names of each movie I have, is there a way to copy all the text of the files and paste it to a word doc or? some other possible way?

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OS X :: Changing File Names For Multiple Files (thousands)

Dec 24, 2007

On the side I do photography, a lot of photography. I have been a OS X user now since May-ish, but I am still learning the system.

Since most of my most span back a few years the there are tons of photos that have the same file name which is causing a problem now that I purchased a new digital picture frame.

Is there anyway to do a mass file name change? I have a lot of pictures broken down in to folders (events).

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OS X :: Export File Names To Text?

Mar 12, 2008

I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of an app (or an option I'm missing in finder) that might be able to export the names of files in a certain folder (and subfolders, if possible) to a text file. I know how to print a list using applescript, but I'd like to be able to have the list in an editable text file.

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Dec 27, 2009

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Nov 21, 2008

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Applications :: Need App To Create Text File Of All Folder Names On A Hard Drive

Feb 9, 2010

I just started using an eSata cradle to start doing my backup and archiving (I'm a photographer). Once I fill up the drive I'll be putting them in a safe but I'd like to have a printout bundled with them that lists all the jobs that are on the drive (the jobs are separated and named by folder on the drive)

I could go through and write them all down manually but I'd love to have a program that could automate it for me.

I'm working on a macpro that is running OSX 10.4

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Jun 20, 2012

Can I merge multiple files, and multiple file types, into a single PDF with my MacBook Pro?, Can I merger multiple files, and multiple file types, into a single PDF with my MacBook Pro? 

I need to combine word docs, .jpgs, .PDFs, .pptx files from multiple sources into a single PDF.  In the past I've used software such as Nuance but I'm wondering if there's something in the MacBook Pro OS or applications that support this function. 

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OS X :: Changing Multiple File Names At Once In "Finder"?

Jun 17, 2007

I am new to Mac and having difficulty changing names in Finder.

I know that I can select the file and go to "Get Info" and change the name under "Name and Extention". However with hundreds of photos, how can I change the name of multiple photos at once and just assign a different number after the identical name?

I ask because when I take digital photos, the camera assigns the same name to them: i.e., dsc_00007.jpg. When I try to download my pictures to a memory card for use in a digital frame, it will not download many of them because they have the same name and wants to replace it.

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Apr 16, 2012

When I attach a file to Mail, it shows as an open file, not as a file name. How do I make attached files show as file names, not as an open file?

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Jul 28, 2010

I currently have jugglor compilation software which combines all text files and flash file to final .exe file formate. This final file however only run on window operating system.

Many customers now have mac and asking for mac compatible version. Is there anyway I can compile my all text and flash files to mac compatible executing file.

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Mar 30, 2012

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Nov 9, 2009

For example I've got an artist on there with several and i mean several songs of his that are under travie, and travis mccoy, and also t pain, and t-pain. lil'wayne, lil wayne is there an app that could change all of this easily for me, because i would like the names to be the same in the songs as well so highlighting and clicking get info won't help to much.

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OS X :: Linux/Windows File Transfers - File Names?

Aug 13, 2009

I've got to transfer 250GB ish of files from an OSX machine (HFS+) onto a Linux EXT3 machine and a Windows NTFS machine.

The problem is that I've got lots of odd named folders/files on the OSX machine that are not compatible on the linux/windows machines.

For example :

"OLDER THAN 12/08/09" becomes "ONM6U4~U"

How am I going to get these files over properly keeping the file/foldernames as intact as possible?

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OS X :: Submitting CDDB CD Track Names For Compilation Of Multiple Artists In ITunes

Jun 28, 2010

I've been trying to submit track names of a compilation CD with multiple artists (all different) to the CDDB database via itunes. However, when I choose "submit CD track names" under Advanced, it asks for a single artists name for the whole compilation. I've tried leaving this field blank but it comes up with the message: "This CD needs an artist name in order to submit this information". I don't want to add an artist name as the tracks are all by different artists. I've tried ticking and un-ticking the Part of a Compilation box (in the window that pops up to send cd track names and in the Get Info window for each track) but the same message appears each time. Is there any solution to this frustrating problem?

Its a commercial CD our company has had made (world music) and one that we will be selling copies of. I'm worried that if I put Various Artists it will change the original artist fields (which we want to keep) to "Various Artists" which isn't what we want.

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OS X :: File Names Not Case-sensitive?

Oct 25, 2010

Every unix system that I've worked with has had case-sensitive file names. In other words, file name "foo" is different than "Foo" is different than "FOO" and so on. In the MAC OS X shell,

if I have a file name FOO, and I type "more foo", then the contents of FOO are displayed, instead of an error message saying "foo not found". It also means that I can't really create files "foo" and "FOO".

Is this something that Apple has implemented on top of unix? Is it possible to get around this, so that the names do indeed become case-sensitive? It doesn't seem like an inherent unix thing, because if I type "f <tab>", and the only file in the directory.

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May 23, 2009

Is there anyway we can enable the use of colons ( in file names)? But there has to be some system file that lets me change what I can use and what I can't.

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Jun 25, 2012

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Dec 16, 2010

Does anyone know of an application or utility that will:

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Jan 28, 2009

I restarted my macbook pro (10.5.6) last night after really slow internet speeds, and when it booted back up all my desktop folders disappeared. I can't even find a single file name anymore anywhere on the harddrive.

Apple support said they've seen the desktop directory glitch with the finder, but we could not reverse whatever happend and they suggested I spend $100 bucks on Disc Warrior.

How am I going to find about 1700 files????? My time machine drive stopped backing up two months ago, ggggrrrrrrr -right when I needed it eh?!

Does anyone have any ideas what I can try to get back the file names and folders?

I know the data is still on the drive, just with no allocations.

I've repaired all disc permissions 3 times-it keeps having to repair them everytime I reboot.Terry

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Mar 30, 2010

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Any file made on a Mac and placed on that server will be readable on Mac AND PC. Any file made on PC and placed on that server will be readable on PC but will get cut off to 31 characters on all Macs (running Mac OS X 10.4 & 10.6).

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Jul 21, 2009

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Feb 5, 2012

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Apr 4, 2012

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MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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When reordering the file names adding a 'space' before the name forces that name to the top of the alpha sorted list (can add more spaces to 'nest' too). In the (good?) old days of OS7 adding opt+8 at the start of the name added a bullet and forced the file to the bottom of said list.  Doesn't work now (sob!) - also forces file to top.

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PowerPC :: Organizing Images In IPhoto With Appropriate File Names

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Mar 18, 2009

I'm looking for a way to rename a batch of 30,000 photos. I have renamer but I don't think it does what I need it to do. I want to append the file name with the folder path. The photos are organized in folders which give info I want to make part of the filename itself (country, city etc.)

I am sure there is a way but...don't know how. Freeware or native apple way preferred over having to buy a new program.

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Mar 23, 2012

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OS X Mavericks :: 10.7.2 Sometimes Places 31 Character Limit On File Names?

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This error notice doesn't make sense, since many of my file names exceed 31 char. This error message pops up when saving documents, esp. web pages. As a consequence, OSX will refuse to let me save the file, until I shorten the name and so remove informative identifying features of the file name. But most of the time, OSX is perfectly happy to save files with names longer than 31 char. How can I get this error notice and block to turn off?

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