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Renamed /etc folder. I can't login anymore

I did a silly thing by renaming the /etc folder. I was asked for the admin password to change the folder's name. But it's not possible to rename it back to /etc. As if my password was wrong. I assume ...
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Automator to remove all text before hyphen ( - )?

I'm trying to create an Apple Automator application that will rename a group of files by removing all text before and including a hyphen ( - ) that will post an error if trying to rename a file with ...
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Naming a Cell in Numbers

Can you define a cell's name in Numbers for use in formulas across a workbook like you can in Excel?
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Apple Maps: Renaming Favorires or Marked Locations

There must be some really obvious trick which has escaped me. If I favorite a marked location on MacOS Maps, or on iOS Maps, I can’t see how I can give it a custom name. Tapping or clicking on Info ...
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Renaming/Deleting User Subfolders (Documents, Pictures…)

I want to move my User/{Documents, Downloads, Movies, Music, Pictures} folders to an external SSD. I will do this via copying the folders to the SSD, and creating symlinks on User/ to each of them. ...
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Renaming Files in Finder using Keyboard

When renaming files in Finder I end the renaming with "Enter" which irritatingly opens the file. Websearch tells me that the "Enter"-key should start (and end) renaming while Cmd+O opens a file. How ...
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Export files in alphabetical sequence from Mac Photos app

I have a Sony TV which has a Media player for displaying photos and videos. I want to play a slideshow of my pics from the Photos App on my Mac by exporting them on a USB stick which I can plug into ...
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Automator: “Ask for Text” pass to “Rename Finder Items” possible?

Lets say there is monthly recurring documents that I scan, rename, relocate and tag. I would like to use automator to make this easier. The idea is the following: Create a folder action that is ...
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Batch Renaming Folders

Is there a way to batch replace current folder names with increasing numbers? The "Rename Finder Items" built-in feature only lets you replace in the 'Find and replace text' kind of way. Not all my ...
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Spotlight search to Bluetooth settings hindered by “Bluetooth file exchange”

My issue is as small as they get, but I like optimising my workflow. So I go to my Bluetooth settings multiple times a day; to switch headphones or when some other wireless peripheral acts up. I do ...
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Is there are a simple tool to organize photo based on date?

I have lots of photos and most of them are in unordered folders. Is there a simple tool (no batch script) which can just read those images and based on EXIF date put them in a date based folder? ...
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Batch remove specific info from filename in 3K .pdf files while preserving remaining info?

I have about 3K .pdf documents named to the following filename convention: BER_0020236-BER_0020293.pdf the next file in the sequence could be something like BER_4039464-BER_9384762.pdf (the ...
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Prepend folder names to file name and flatten file structure

I have a bunch of folders with various names, for example 2013-02 Snow and birds PICT0001.jpg PICT0002.jpg 2013-06 Bicycle trip edited_panorama.jpg From phone DCIM0001.jpg ...
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Batch Rename files based on list of new names, but existing folder structure must be maintained

I have a group of folders, each folder representing a different product that my record label has released. Within each folder are the .wav audio files of the tracks that make up that release. The ...
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Applying Windows-style Bulk Renaming Mechanism in MacOS

For simple bulk renaming actions, which is what I do most of the time, I really like the way Windows does it - select a bunch files, press CTRL+F2, write the string, and all files are renamed to that ...
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Rename iOS app in iTunes Connect - “name will be reviewed”

I'm creating a new release of an iOS app in iTunes Connect. The release has been reviewed and approved by Apple. However, on the App Information page the following is stated: "The name will be ...
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Rename home folder to match account name (High Sierra)

My home folder name (bob 1) does not match my account name (bob)", but I want it to. How I got here: Got a new Mac Didn't have the cables to transfer from previous Mac, so I just set up a simple ...
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Create apple script which auto names files with info from clipboard when a key combination is pressed

I work with file sets all beginning with the same number, but with variations, e.g. 0545038773.jpg, 0545038773_right.jpg, 0545038773_left.jpg, 0545038773_TOP.jpg, etc I'd like to assign the, _left, ...
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Why my Only NAS is shown as NAS-2 in Finder

I have been using my NAS named JBPersonalCloud for a while, and I always used Wi-Fi to connect to my home network. A few days ago, I connected my Mac to my home network via both Wi-Fi and Ethernet ...
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Renamed Desktop folder and all files disapeared

I was using the program Lightroom and I tried to rename the Desktop folder to DESKTOP but when I clicked enter, it said "This folder can not be changed." I clicked "ok" and then all the files in my ...
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Automator action not supplied with the required data

I'm trying to do the following in an Automator workflow: Ask for Finder items from folder A In folder A, add a suffix to the file names Copy them to folder B In folder B, with an AppleScript, split ...
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Remove delimiter section from filename with Automator

I'm creating an automator script that copies files from one folder to another and then runs an AppleScript to rename the file by splitting via delimiter and resaving with the second item. For example, ...
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How to batch rename files via Terminal using the file's date as filename?

I have a bunch of photos and videos from different sources and want to normalize the file names using Terminal. I looked at a bunch of different tools from NameChanger to Automator and Finder itself. ...
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Renaming documents from within the 'Open' and 'Save As' dialog boxes just like in Windows

I'm experienced with Windows, not so much with Mac. I find myself often renaming documents from within the Open and Save As dialog box windows. I hope the description below makes sense to explain what ...
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How to change Logical Volume name

My kid did some magic with my Mac and somehow successfully rename the disk name to some weird name. OS'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''...
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Batch change creation dates based on file names

I have files that are named like "12. 2017-04-11 063118.jpg", and "123. 2016-09-05 115236.jpg". The number to the left of the "." counts up like an index from 1 to 1400. How can I set the creation ...
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AppleScript to rename subfolders

I have a file structure for photos which is Year >Date, then within each date folder I have RAW images plus a folder named 'jpg', which contains jpg copies of the RAW files. I need to move the jpg ...
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Batch replace substring with another in filenames

I have a bunch of files named similar to this: 1_1.pngEND1_1.png How would you replace .pngEND with _? I've googled this problem and tried literally 5+ solutions, non of which worked on mac.
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Renaming files with special structure in a quick way

I checked out the solution here, but it is not adressing my problem too well, because it does not use the specific structure of my naming. I have a collection of files, enumerated and named in a ...
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What is the best way to update the name of a Service?

I changed the name of a Service by navigating to /Users/Me/Library/Services/ and renaming the .workflow file in Finder. I tried restarting the computer, but the previous Service name still exists in ...
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Mac Book Pro 2012 model: My sharing name automatically changes

I have a mac book pro from 2013 (mid 2012 model) the only customisation I have done is install a bigger hard drive. Whenever I go into sharing settings the name of my computer to others is the serial ...
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How to rename files by moving/shifting characters in file name (e.g. appended sequence to prepended sequence)?

I've searched high and low, but haven't come up with a viable solution. I want to enable sorting of these files by the sequence number in the file name, however the sequence is appended to the file ...
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Copying one file multiple times and then renaming them

I need to copy a Word doc (it is a different Word document each time) a certain number of times into a new folder and then rename them sequentially starting at a different number. For instance, I ...
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Trimming characters from filename script help

I'm trying to execute a pretty simple renaming script, but am unable to do so with an Automator workflow and my scripting knowledge is totally inadequate (this is ultimately for use with Hazel). The ...
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batch rename pdf files by content

I have a big pile of pdf's and I would like to batch rename them by content. (They are all searchable). And I'd like to do so using command line interface. They are all payslips so they have a ...
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Can't rename/move file from an OS X application title bar anymore

I noticed this a while ago: I used to be able to click on the title bar of applications like Preview or TextEdit and rename or move the file opened at the moment. Now if I click on the title bar ...
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Renaming files/names in bulk, any smarter solution?

I have few thousand files to rename. The thing is I have the old file names and new file names as columns in a spreadsheet. Without renaming them one by one. Is there a better way to do this? ...
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How to confirm Finder's rename prompt using the keyboard?

Using the keyboard, how can I confirm the rename prompt from Finder? If I press return/enter the “Keep .doc” option is selected. Using the keyboard arrows ←, ↑, → and ↓ doesn't seems to help. Neither ...
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Removing ALL characters with Command+Delete when renaming a file/folder removes/trashes the file/folder entirely

Reproducible steps: Open a Finder window (either via an 'open/upload file' in another application or directly) select a folder with one click hit 'Enter' to change the name Use 'Command+Delete' to ...
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Mac Terminal - Rename Keeping Last 6 Characters

I'm using the built in Terminal, and I am totally new to this coding so I will need to know exactly what to type when I open the Terminal. Also, please don't direct me to any other software. So lets ...
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Reading creation date from file an change

I have files named "clip-2016-03-01 10;01;14.mp4" and would like to make filename to creation date of file. Found this thread read creation date from file name and change - batch for f in *; do t=$(...
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Terminal: Remove specific extension recursively

I have a folder, containing many other folders. Some of the folders contained therein (at arbitrary depths) have a specific extension, let's say, .ext: TopFolder + Folder1 | + Folder11.ext | +...
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Cannot change case of an application name

I have an application called LICEcap. It's a pretty handy app that allows you to take a GIF video of your screen. But for some reason, I cannot change the case of the app name. It comes as "licecap....
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How can you simultaneously change the name of a song in iTunes and the actual file

When I download music it automatically goes very quickly to iTunes before I can change the name of the download to just the song's name. How can I change the name so that it then changes in iTunes as ...
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How to find duplicate folder names and resolve naming conflicts in OS X?

I have my music collect on my NAS and would like to copy it to my laptop. When I try to copy the music folder and paste it to a new location on my laptop I get messages that OS X can't paste the ...
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Applescript or Shell rename a file?

The following is the code I have, however, it doesn't let me choose the extension I want to save it as. How can I save the file as a ".plist" ? do shell script "echo '{ Filter = { Bundles = ( \"'" &...
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Change filename in Preview

I end up with lots of screen shots that look like this: Obviously after a while I do not know what they are. So I open them in Preview to see, and would like now to change the file name to something ...
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How can I add “.mp4” to the end of multiple files in a folder?

I just received a bunch of videos (for editing) and something weird happened. I was told the files are .mp4, but when I received them they did not have a filetype assigned to them. I can add ".mp4" ...
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Adding suffixes to file names according to previous suffixes

I have a folder containing files like ABC - 2001 DEF EFG - 2001-2002 HIJ KLM - 2003 NOP QRS - 2004 I want to add the year to all file names that currently have no year suffix. The suffix should ...
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How do I get my computer name to show correctly in the finder?

I recently upgraded to Yosemite and following that upgraded to an SSD drive. Life is good and I am happy with everything except that since the upgrades I am seeing a silly variety of names for my ...