Have you ever felt the need to batch change the extension of multiple files? For instance, in some scenario you may want to change a bunch of image files with the JPEG extension to ones with PNG extension. Manually change the extension one by one is quite laborious especially when you are dealing with hundreds of image files.
In this post we will show you how to batch modify the extension of various kinds of items on macOS, without using third party tools or changing the actual fie names. First of all, you should know that, changing the extension that comes as a file suffix is not changing the file type or name, and it does not involve any file conversion.
The process of changing file extension is similar to that of changing file name. If you have got the trick to batch modify file names, you can skip this post. Yet if you are a Mac beginner, read through the detailed steps of changing file extension on Mac.
If necessary, uncheck the box for Show Warning Before Changing An Extension, otherwise you will be repeatedly prompted to confirm the extension change for each individual file when the system executes the process of batch changing extension.
After that, you will find the extensions of selected files have been changed to the one you enter in Replace With box, while the file names keep the same as original.
You are suggested to change the file extension to a compatible one that represents the file type, or else you may fail to open up the file in some applications.
Prior to OS X Yosemite, Finder does not come with this Rename feature, and users have to utilize built-in Automator, Terminal or other 3rd party apps to batch rename a group of files and batch change the file extensions. Have you got the trick yet?