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.
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.
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.