ManageNameExt FAQ
Why change or add an extension?
I did this program when I update from Mac OS 8.6 to Mac OS X. It can be useful in some case.
Why change the case of an extension?
For the internet link, a link to "MyPhoto.jpg" won't work if the name of my file is "MyPhoto.JPG".
How set the modification date to a specific date?
Click "Date and time" and then the small watch button to choose a date. Or select "±" and modify the number of seconds to ajust the date value.
How replace all occurence?
To replace all instances, enter ":" before the searched text.
How replace the full name?
To replace the full name, enter only ":" in the searched text.
How prefix or suffix with a number?
You can prefix and/or suffix the name with the number entering as many ":" as digits you need. You can set the number to be multiplied with this number and a number to be added (or subtracted) to this number. You can reassign the line number following the current sort in order to, for example, prefix by date sorting.
How to use the function "Memorize/Restore" Alias?
Use SyncTwoFolders (or another software) to synchronize 2 folders (on 2 differents Mac drive, or a Mac drive and a mounted Windows drive). Launch ManageNameExt on the computer which contains the first folder and Memorize aliases of its, it will save the list in a text file. Launch ManageNameExt on the computer which contains the second folder and Restore aliases of its, it will ask for the text file you saved previously.
All the aliases which have target inside the folders will be updated.
What are the "Memorize/Restore" errors?
Memorise Aliases:
   •#M1 : Unknown error
   •#M2 : Alias without target
   •#M3 : Alias target outside of folder
   •#M4 : Alias without extension .lnk (maybe usefull if you use Mac and Windows)
Restore Aliases:
   •#R1 : Unknown error
   •#R2 : Unable to get item and/or alias from text file
   •#R3 : Unable to get alias from text file (alias item from text file exists in folder)
   •#R4 : Error while deleting Alias in order to recreate it (Alias without target)
   •#R5 : Error while recreating Alias (Alias without target)
   •#R6 : Unable to get alias from text file in folder (does not exist)
   •#R7 : Error while deleting Alias in order to recreate it (Alias with wrong target)
   •#R8 : Error while recreating Alias (Alias with wrong target)
I have error when I rename a folder and its content?
If you rename the parent folder before its content items, you will have an error as the pathof them has changed. To avoid that, sort the list by the path and click the button to re-index the list (with up and dwon arrow).
I set the icon size to a value but it didn't change, why?
Because icon size must be set by step. Open the "Show View Options" menu of the "View" menu to see which values are valid moving the slider.
How to set when to delete the List and/or reset settings (like previous version)?
Now the contextual menudoes not appear anymore with a single click on the DeleteList or ResetSettings button, you have to ⌃(Ctrl) Click (contextual clic) in order to show the contextual menu.
How to select invisible item?
Press ⌥(Alt) or ⌃(Ctrl) key while selecting the menu.
You can't make visible an item which begin with a dot "." or an item already visible, as you can't make invisible an item which already is.
How to restore the column widths by default?
Move the pointer just to the reorder list button, a helptag will appear.
What is the special function?
I use it to batch create the text files which contain the Checksum of the files ( I upload on my website. Each program to download have its Checksum file.
   •≠ : Ok, File saved with the new Checksum
   ◊= : Ok The Checksum was identical (File not saved)
   #r : Error while reading file
   #w : Error while writing file
   #≠ : This is not the good file
   #* : Error calculating the Checksum
   #? : File can not be found
How can I run as Administrator?
To run in Admin mode, select the “Quit” menu while holding down the ⌥(Alt) key. The App will relaunch asking your admin password. Please note that a script “LaunchModAdminB” will remain in the Dock and that the window of the App will be pink while you're in Admin mode.
Are there some Tips?
Hold down ⌃(Ctrl) and ⌥(Alt) while clicking the X(Cancel) button of the Calendar window to display the current hour.
Others questions?
Read Common to all my applications FAQ.