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  1. #1

    MartinS's Avatar
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    Nov 02, 2006
    Bournville, UK
    How do I easily rename files?
    Hi. Is there a trick to renaming files in OS X? Half the time I open the file I'm trying to rename by clicking twice, and I can't find a simple rename option in any menu.

    Thanks for your help.

    2011 21.5-inch i5 iMac
    Mid-2009 13-inch MacBook Pro

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    MartinS's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 02, 2006
    Bournville, UK
    My apologies: a quick google came up with the following:

    Mac users can click the file or folder, then press Enter to select the text box more easily.

    Job's a good 'un.

    2011 21.5-inch i5 iMac
    Mid-2009 13-inch MacBook Pro

  3. #3

    eric's Avatar
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    Nov 04, 2006
    twin cities, mn, usa
    the slow double click.
    highlight and hit enter.
    open get info.
    or for multiple files use renamer4mac - great app!

    that's all i know.
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    fleurya's Avatar
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    Nov 18, 2006
    Anytown, USA
    27" iMac 2.7GHz Core i5, iPhone 4S, 3rd gen iPad
    you can use the slow double click, but I've always had problems with that. I always right-click the icon, go to "get info" and change the name there.

    Hope that helps.

    Edit: oops, Eric beat me. rename4mac is a good one too.

  5. #5

    giulio's Avatar
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    Mar 19, 2007
    NY USA
    iMac 5.1 | iMac 7.1 | iPod Touch | iPod Nano
    Also, you can use automator to batch rename. I set up CM items in finder, built with automator, to do renaming tasks. Such as "rename all to lowercase" or remove certain characters, etc. Very useful.
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  6. #6

    kgeier82's Avatar
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    Dec 01, 2006
    MBP 2.4/2GB/200HD/256 8600gt
    u can single click on something, and hit enter
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  7. #7

    Member Since
    Mar 26, 2007
    Surely you just hit the key to the left of the arrow key pointing left(aka home) when you have selected the file..Works on my MacBook anyhow...

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