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Why does my Mac have multiple names?

When I got my Mac seven years ago and configured it, I picked a name for it. That was the name I saw everywhere. However, now I'm seeing one of two names, depending on where I look: In System ...
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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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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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How to change a file extension on an iPad

I’m just starting to use an iPad for work, and I often need to change file extensions. For example, I might need to rename example.txt to example.md. It seems like the way to do this should be to long-...
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How to rename USB devices

I have two microphones that I connect to my machine over 3.5mm AUX to USB-C dongles. Both of them are literally named USB-C to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter (made by Apple) and it becomes very ...
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How to change first name that shows at appstoreconnect.apple.com

When I log into https://appstoreconnect.apple.com, the name that shows up in the top right corner, Mary Doe, is wrong. However, when I click a link to go to a different page within that subdomain like ...
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Unable To Change File Name on my external Hardrive pluged in my Mac

I can't seem to see any options to rename a folder on my external Hard Drive. Please help! :( I have already checked and its not locked and I have the read and write privileged. P.S I'm on MacOS ...
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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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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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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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Rename Boot Camp volume in Startup Manager

I'm using macOS Big Sur 11.6.5 on a 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro equipped with T2 security chip (system firmware 1731.100.130.0.0, iBridge 19.16.14243.0.0,0, BridgeOS 6.4). I've got Boot Camp with Windows ...
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Find and rename illegal characters with mac terminal

Since mac doesn't support certain characters like ?!# ... on server directories anymore, I need to find and rename those. There are tons of "Icon?"-files in font folders and I want to rename ...
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Use Automator to preview an image, screen capture the image then rename to original name and put in separate folder

How do I set up Automator to preview an image wait about 1 second (may want to adjust time), screen capture the image then rename to original name and put in separate folder. I am on Imac running ...
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iOS shortcuts rename file

I have an iOS shortcut which converts a photo to JPEG and resizes it, asks where to save and for the filename. There are two oddities, however: The filename gets the .jpeg extension twice (I never ...
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Adobe Bridge Javascript works on Windows but not Mac

I have a bridge script here that I have been running on Adobe Bridge 2022 for Windows but when I tried to run it on an imac it did not work. I have never had issues with using photoshop scripts on ...
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Force the use of a modifier key in order to drag/move files in Finder

Disclaimer: I have actual clinically diagnosed OCD, so please, excuse my request if you find it silly, thank you. Sometimes I misclick while using Finder, and as a result, files are dragged and moved ...
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Automating sorting process for files in a folder based on same prefixes in their filenames

Okay, I have a directory that is the output directory for generated screenshots for a media player I use on a macbook (OS X High Sierra). I take a multitude of screenshots to review video files and I ...
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Using macOS Terminal, how to batch rename dotfiles so that they become regular files?

When working with visible files, the usual process is to select all the files that need renaming, right click, and select 'rename (x number of) files'. When working with invisible files (specifically ...
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Automator: I want an Applescript to remove the first part of a file name, up to "-". Irregular number of characters before the "_"

Please, I need help to incorporate an Applescript that allows me to remove all characters before the "" (including first "". The files have several "_", but I only want ...
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Batch rename (irregular names) in Automator

I need help to incorporate an AppleScript that allows me to remove all characters before the underscore _, including the first _. The files have several _, but I only want to remove the text before ...
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