How do I mass remove file prefixes in a Mac? For example, inside my folder, I have the following files:
img_sometext1.jpg img_sometext2.jpg ... img_sometext10.jpg
How do I remove
The easiest solution might be to use the commercial A Better Finder Rename to achieve this.
For a free alternative, you can install the command-line
You can now use, in the Terminal, either of:
to strip away the prefix.
If you want an elegant, easy, and feature-rich solution, I personally like Name Mangler.
Used to be called File List and was free, now it costs $10. May be a little steep for some people, but it's well-written and extremely functional if you don't want to get into the command-line methods of doing this.
You can use Automator's Rename Finder Items action:
Result after execution:
You can easily change this workflow to make it repeatable, e.g. with selected Finder items instead, and save it as Application or Service.