Batch rename files in Nautilus

Nautilus offers an easy way to batch rename files. I used to do this using some bash script, until I’ve recently discovered this. It’s pretty straightforward.

Go to the folder which contains the files you want to rename, and select  those files. Then right click and select rename, as you would do for a single file.

‘Rename using a template’ is the default option. Add an optional prefix, and then click Add button next to the text box. Select a pattern here, for example 1,2,3,4.

Now click rename. Your files are now renamed to n1, n2, etc.

Now, in this example, the extensions are ‘JPG’. I want to change it to ‘jpg’ for all the files. For this, use the ‘Find and replace  text’ option.

One reply on “Batch rename files in Nautilus”

You saved my day!
I switched to Ubuntu 20.04 and the renamer I used stopped working because it was not written in Python 3.
I searched the internet for an alternative and was lucky to find your posting.

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