OS X Technologies :: Rename Files In Different Subfolders

Apr 17, 2012

I am looking for a script to do the following:I have different files in various folders and subfolders that I wish to rename.So I need a script to search for files in all folders and subfolders of my external drive and find all files ending in .doc.Then I need each file to be renamed as "report.doc". (there is only one file per subfolder so there is no danger of having two files with the same name

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: Rename Files In Multiple Subfolders At Once

Apr 17, 2012

I have different files in various folders and subfolders that I wish to rename.So I need automator to search for files in all folders and subfolders of my external drive and find all files ending in .doc. Then I need each file to be renamed as "report.doc". (There is only one file per subfolder so there is no danger of having two files with the same name.)

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OS X Technologies :: Using AppleScript To Rename Files By Folder Hierarchy

Mar 13, 2012

I have thousands of music projects with a somewhat fixed folder hierarchy and I'm trying to first rename and then extract (move) certain files from their original location. 

Here is the most common example of the hierarchy: ProjectName/Info/Setups/fixed name file (either a pdf, txt or jpg) 

My goal is to have these files renamed after their parent folders, all the way up to the Project Name and then have them moved to a set folder, out of this dull dictatorship I've created, so my files would end up with a name like this:  ProjectName - Info - Setups - fixed name file 

iMac 20'', Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X Technologies :: Applescript To Rename A Text Variable?

May 25, 2012

I am currently using automator to make folders named after the large numbers of images. I have everything set up and its working great but I am trying to make it more efficient. 

The images follow a filename structure such as: 


I strip the filename to just the first part of the code eg "bmz12345" and make the folder from that. 

However, In order to do this I have to create a dummy text file or folder somewhere named after the fulle code (bmz12345_black_1) and then strip it down (bmz12345) set a varible of the new filename and then create the folder in the desired location with the right name. 

After getting the name of a finder item, Is it possible to change the text that is passed to it without creating a file out of it first?

Automator, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X Technologies :: Ftp Upload Via Terminal - 553 Rename/move Failure: No Such File Or Directory

Apr 24, 2012

Cannot seem to upload to a ftp server (permissions are correct on the home folder of the user!)But I get this result:

ftp> put /Users/[userfolder]/Documents/untitled.rtf
local: /Users/[userfolder]/Documents/untitled.rtf remote: /Users/[userfolder]/Documents/untitled.rtf
227 Entering Passive Mode (99,254,236,63,209,169)
553-Can't open that file: No such file or directory
553 Rename/move failure: No such file or directory  

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OS X :: Saving Files Into Subfolders With Leopard?

Mar 18, 2008

In mail, i can only save to Downloads or a folder on the same level. It won't let me choose a subfolder or create a folder like i could before. Same thing when i try to save a file. When i'm using Adobe CS3 applications i swich to the adobe dialog boxes but this seems so stupid.

This is a HUGE time waster for me. I deal with a projects that involve a great quantity of files that need a lot of folder organization. Is this something to do with stacks? Am i being required to think differently?

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Jun 4, 2014

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Sort ALL Folders / Subfolders And Files On Mac By Name

May 5, 2012

I want to sort ALL the files on my mac so that no matter what folder i'm in or how deep in folders i am everything is sorted by name.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X Yosemite :: Why Can't Open Subfolders When Dragging And Holding Files

Dec 9, 2014

When I drag-and-hold a file to a folder with the purpose of placing it into one of its subfolders, I can't go past the first folder: in other words, unlike Mavericks, where I could drag the file and open one folder after the other until I could just release my file into the final destination, since I installed Yosemite I can't do it any longer and when I place the dragged file over a subfolder all I see is a "+" sign, but the folder won't open. Is there a way to restore that functionality? 

MACBOOK PRO (RETINA, 15-INCH, LATE 2013), OS X Mavericks (10.9)

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OS X :: How To Batch Unlock Numerous Files Within Subfolders/folders/directory?

Mar 14, 2008


I have a folder with numerous subfolders, each containing numerous files that i would like to batch unlock (vs tediously unlocking each individual folder).

failed attempts involve:

- tried the following terminal action: sudo chflags -R nouchg ( as suggested on this website (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106237) but it did not work.

I did not try the other suggestions on the website because it started getting really complicated and i was afraid to do something that may cause damage/delete my files

- tried unlocking the folders and subfolders, however each individual file within the corresponding folder/subfolders remained locked

Partial but suboptimal solutions tried:
- i found a partial but not optimal solution to my problem on this site:

however, the option-command-I will only allow me to unlock files each subfolder at a time (as i need to actually highlight the files themselves).

is there a way where i could just unlock all the folder/subfolders/files within an entire directory in one fell swoop?

My system:

- the new MBP running Mac OS X 10.5.2

i am a new mac user and i apologize in advance if there is some simple solution to this problem that i have yet failed to discover,

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OS X Technologies :: Photoshop Rename Layer If Layer Exists?

May 22, 2012

I need to rename "Original Layer" to Original Image" When this layer exists. In photoshop I've been trying this, but I get this error error "Can’t make «class cCLr» 1 of document "DE00ER515.psd" of application "Adobe Photoshop CS6" into type boolean." number -1700 from «class cCLr» 1 of document "DE00ER515.psd" to boolean tell application "Adobe Photoshop CS6"tell current document if (quick mask mode) then delete channel ¬ "Quick Mask"if layer "Original Layer" then ¬ set OriLayer to "Original Layer" set OriLayer to make layer with properties {name:"Original Image"} delete layer "Original Image" end tellend tell?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Applications :: Delete Some Files Or Rename Files From Old Backups?

Aug 25, 2009

is there a way to delete some files or rename files from the old backups ? it preventing me when i try.

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OS X :: Won't Let Me Rename Any Of My Files

Jan 5, 2008

For some reason my mac won't let me rename any of my files. It comes up with 'You do not have sufficient privileges to rename the item' every time I try. What's the deal?

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OS X :: How Do You Rename Files?

Feb 1, 2009

How do you rename files on a new alumabook? Right now I'm just playing my luck clicking on it different ways but I can't figure it out

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OS X :: Mac Won't Let Me Rename Files?

Mar 12, 2010

Trying to rename a couple files in finder. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I can click on the file to bring up the cursor, and the name gets highlighted. Once I start typing however, it just takes whatever I have typed and closes the cursor edit box and I have to start all over again.

It's like I have a 2 second window to rename a file. Even if I click and the cursor comes up, if I don't type anything and watch it the cursor disappears after 2-5 seconds.

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OS X :: Strange Rename Files Bug?

Dec 11, 2010

I've noticed for a few months now both in 10.5 on my PowerMac and 10.6 on my MBP that often when I click to rename a file in the finder, it will a few seconds later "un-select" the renaming as if I had hit return to finish renaming the file. I then have to click it again to finish renaming the file. Sometimes, it will do this 2-3 times before it quits exiting on its own. I wonder if Spotlight could be interfering sometimes because it often seems to do it when the window is first open and OSX is in the middle of updating the little icons to show video snapshots and the like. But I've also seen it happen after they're all updated as well. I don't recall seeing this problem on either Mac more than say 6 months ago or so. It certainly never used to do it as I've had the MBP for over 2 years now and the PowerMac for around 4 years and I would have noticed. I wonder if one of the system updates might have changed something, for example.

Has anyone else noticed any issues with renaming files being unselected like that in the middle of typing?

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OS X :: Shortcut To Rename Files?

Apr 1, 2008

is there an quicker way (preferably a keyboard command) to rename a file in the finder (or on the desktop) than either command+i (which then involves another click) or a slow double click on the file itself?

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OS X :: Trying To Rename Files On Uni. Macbook?

Aug 21, 2009

I have searched around and have not been able to find an answer to my problem. I am having a very tough time trying to rename files/ folders on my late 2008 Unibody MB. This has always happened with this computer since the day I purchased it. When I am trying to rename a file or folder, I hit the return key so I can edit the name on the file. I then try to either backspace or click and drag the selected text that I want to delete. 9 out of 10 times it stops me from doing it mid deleting or adding text. It's like someone it pressing the return key as I am in the middle of editing the text. I am sure I am not pressing the trackpad or enter key accidentally. This is really getting on my nerves and I am about to throw this computer at a wall if I cannot get this fixed.

It's always allows me a different amount of time to edit before it saves it automatically. I am trying to rename over 1000 files on external/ internal hard drives so I can get the correct name for movies in plex/ iphoto. I know I can go into Get Info and edit the name in there, but that would take forever renaming a thousand files. It literally takes me 5 to 10 times just to rename one file. Can anyone tell me what might be causing this problem? I have also tried using the Apple BT keyboard and have the exact same results.
Also completely random question, is there a way to disable the IR port on the MB so when I am controlling the Mac Min HTPC it doesn't keep messing with the MB by bringing up Frontrow, pausing/playing tracks? I literally have to cover the IR port with my finger just so I can use the remote on the mini.

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OS X :: How To Batch Rename Files

Sep 21, 2009

Is there a way to select all the files I want to rename and then hit a button the OS will rename them all in sequence for me such as: file 1, file 2, file 3..... etc? Windows XP does this....

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OS X :: Way To Rename A Bunch Of Files At Once?

Jan 3, 2010

I have a folder with a TON of photos. I have a bunch of photos I want to put into that folder but a bunch of the filenames are the same. Normally with a few photos I would just rename the file but there's way too many.

Is there any way to rename the files or do something so I can copy the new photos into my photo folder without any overwriting going on?

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OS X :: How To Batch Rename Files With A Random Name

Apr 30, 2008

I have a digital photo frame to see my pictures, but it only plays photos secuencially, it can't be set on "shuffle". So if I could rename the photos with random names, then the effect would be the same, as I would be seeing them in "shuffle".

I know automator can rename files, and there are many many apps that also rename, but I haven't found one that can give the files a random name!

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OS X :: Use Automater To Rename Multiple Files?

Mar 23, 2010

I feel dumb asking this, but I'm trying to create an Automator workflow to rename multiple picture files and once and I've used this tutorial... The problem is that when I right-click my files or hit "control" and click the files I want to use I don't get an option that says "more" (see second picture of tutorial) so I can get the files into Automator. In place of "more" at the bottom of the Contextual menu I have an option that says "Set Desktop Picture". How can I get my files into Automator??

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OS X :: Any Way To Rename Multiple Music Files

May 18, 2010

I have about 60 gigs of music. Each file is named "artistname - song name". How can I take the artist name out of all of them without timing my clicking to rename them. Also, I found that quite a few cds are actually named like "artist.name.song.name" for some reason. Now windows lets me push the tab key and will let me keep going without using the mouse which is way less time consuming. Is there a way I can do that on a Mac? Will automator work for what I am doing?

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Software :: Unable To Rename MP3 Files?

May 14, 2009

I have a couple of mp3's that have the wrong name (same they are one song, but really another).

I have easily changed the name of the files, but notice when I click and select more info they still have the old, incorrect names (which will show up in the scrolling data on my stereo).

I can't for the life of me figure out how to change the "title" information so that it mirrors the name of the mp3.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Batch Rename Of Avi Files?

Apr 15, 2012

I am looking for the solution to batch rename multiple avi files simply. In iphoto, I just select a bunch of image files and using the ctrl+Shift+CMD keyboard shortcut, I input the name something like 'boat_trip_kids' I get the files renamed instantly wiith or without the suffix of a number.Thing is,  how to do for vdo files ?I read a totorial and then tried using automator to do this but I have to input the name_of_the_file in the script construction. That's ok for hundreds of files but I will have many names to use for naming of small groups of files and this won't be practical.Is there some way I can achieve this in automator?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X Mavericks :: Can't Rename Files On New Drive

Jun 25, 2014

I copied all of my data on a secondary drive to a new drive and installed it but it is requiring a password to do anything to the files?

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Applications :: Delete / Rename Files From Old Backups?

Sep 1, 2010

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Applications :: ITunes - How To Rename Files Correctly

Feb 15, 2010

Which method / script / program will rename your song's file names so iTunes will still know where they are?

Normally when renaming files you will have to re-locate the files to remove the exclamation marks.

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Software :: Watermark PDF Files (batch Operation) And Rename?

Nov 15, 2006

Automator blows. I have worked for two days on this and can not make automator put a simple jpg image as a watermark on a selected bunch of PDF files and then save them as the same file name. This seems to be the consensus on the net too.

Any programs you can reccomend that would make this easy for me to do? I have to do over 500 files and there is no way I am doing this by hand.

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Aug 26, 2007

I'm attempting to use Automator to rename picture files. I select "Make Sequential" and put the name in that I want. However, once everything is completed my pictures are not in the same order they were out of the camera. I like how my camera imports the photos in the order that I took them. Now when I look through my pictures my vacation is completely out of chronological order. How do can I set Automator so that this does not happen in the future?

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