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Okay I have read the tutorials on how to rename a bunch of files in automator, but I wanted to know if it was possible to rename everything but the numbers. I have a bunch of video files named whatevername 123 [1-3].flv and I want to keep the numbers but changed the text part. Is this possible or do I have to do all 123 of them manually
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in automator it can be tricky, and it may sequence them out of order if you can get it to do it.

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how do you add it as a button up there? Thanks thats what im looking for!
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You choose 'replace text' as the naming scheme.



It will then leave the rest of the file name alone (numbers, extension, etc).
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How do you set workflows that you have made to show up when you Ctrl + click and go to Automator?
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You get the option when you save the workflow. "Save As Plugin". When the sheet pulls down, next to 'Plug-in for:' select 'Finder'.

That works well when the first action is "Get selected finder items". Because then in the Finder you can select a bunch of files, right click, and run the workflow on them only.

Otherwise I suggest saving it as a Script Menu item. Quick access for non-file related options, such as synchronizing an FTP folder.
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