This article will guide you through one way of doing this using a program called: A BETTER FILE RENAME


Downloading the software


  1. Navigate to the download page by following the link below
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the download link
  3. Open the downloaded file and follow the install instructions. 


Selecting Files To Rename


  1. Open A BETTER FILE RENAME from you Programs/Applications 
  2. On the right hand side you have the option to drag files into the application or click the '+' button to navigate to them directly


Renaming Files


You have many options when it comes to renaming files using this software. Below are some of the common renaming actions.


Add Text

  1. Choose 'Text' from the Category menu
  2. Change the Action to select where you want to place the text 
  3. Add the text you want to add
  4. Changes will be reflected in the preview window in the right



Replace With


In this example we can remove unwanted numbers from files.


  1. Choose 'Characters' from the Category menu
  2. Change the Action to 'Remove Specific Characters' 
  3. Add the characters you want to remove, in this case '1234567890-'
  4. A preview of the changes can been seen on the right hand side

Add a Date to Your File


  1. Choose 'Date & Time' from the Category menu
  2. Change the Action to 'Add Date & Time to end' 
  3. Change the Date to YYYY-MM-DD
  4. Change Time to 'Do not include time'
  5. A preview of the changes can been seen on the right hand side