Bulk Rename with Nemo

** Bulk rename with Nemo file manager in Linux Mint 20 or higher

To completely replace old file names of any length with new, numbered file names (keeping the same extensions for each file), you must:

  1. select all files to be renamed in the file manager and right-click Rename. The Batch Rename window will pop up

  2. choose REPLACE and NAME ONLY windows

  3. in the FIND-window, type ***** (wild-card asterisk) and ignore the red Conflict… warning message

  4. in the REPLACE-window, type n ewname_%n (after typing _%n, the warning message disappears).

  5. click on RENAME to finish the process.

To to keep the old name and add or replace only some portion of the file names, use the INSERT option under the REPLACE window:

  1. select all files to be renamed in the file manager and right-click Rename. The Batch Rename window will pop up

  2. change the REPLACE window to INSERT and keep the NAME ONLY window

  3. in the TEXT field type a few characters that you want to include in the newname_% n .

  4. the new name will be added in front of the old name. If you want to:

a. add the new name to the end of the old name, click on the FROM END box

b. have the new name appear within the old name, click on the +sign at the “At position” window to move the new name around

c. replace parts of the old name with the new one, click on the OVERWRITE box and the same number of characters as the new-name has, will he replaced in the old one. If you want to separate the new name from the old, press the space-bar a few times. (Note: pressing the space- bar will delete additional characters from the old name)

NOTE: If the red warning message come up any time during this process it simply means that you have not numbered (added the “_%n ” to) your new names.**

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