Back in 2006 I wrote about how to quickly change item names in the finder using Apple Scripts. Well when Snow Leopard came out, the Finder scrips that were used to create this were no longer included. Desperately missing this feature I was able to resurrect the scripts, and now you can do the same.
Follow these simple steps or check out the video to see how to do it.
Since these scripts are no longer included, start by downloading them here.
Once the scripts have downloaded unzip them. I recommend you move them to the desktop for easy access.
Open the AppleScript Editor. It can be found in Application>Utilities>AppleScript Editor
Open the AppleScript Editor preferences and make sure to select the show script menu in menu bar option as well as show computer scripts.
Now the AppleScript menu should appear in your menu bar for easy access.
Select the open scripts folder option.
Then select the open computer scripts folder.
The computer scrips folder will appear on the desktop.
Drag the Finder Scripts folder that you downloaded and unzipped into the computer scripts folder. It will ask you to authorize it, so be sure to put in the administrative password (You can also do this just the user if you don’t want is to be available system wide.).
Now you will see the Finder Scrips show in the scripts menu and you can select the change text in file names as detailed in the Use AppleScript to Quickly Change File Names post.