Renaming files on macOS is not easy at first.
The Rename MenuItel (File Menu) disappear somewhere along the OS versions.
Of course, Get Info and Contextual Menu exists, but you have to know (or search).
Sometimes, I made typos while typing names for files (far more recently). And so, I want to remove them.
Sometimes, I want to modify the name of a bunch of files.
I use a Search Result window to make the changes (because, often I saw them there).
And then I discovered a bug: the file name was changed (it can be checked n the Get File Info window), but the change does not appears in the (search window) list.
The only solution, in that case, is to add a character (often, read below) n the Get Info window, at the end of the file name, just before the file extension. Press Return, wait some seconds and remove that extra character. The changes are then validated.
Now, in the same “location”, the Result window of a search, sometimes a rename is simply impossible; even in the ContextualMenu, the Rename feature is unavaieble; sometimes it returns an error.
This occured also in Big Sur * / M1.
The only solution is the file name tiny editable area of the Get Info.
- I do not have checked Big Sur last week minor version.