How To Enable Metadata-Based Batch Rename In GNOME Files (Nautilus) On Ubuntu

GNOME Files (or Nautilus) has a batch file rename feature (introduced in version 3.22) which allows finding and replacing text in multiple filenames, as well as adding automatic numbers, or renaming files based on metadata. While not very advanced, this features makes for a great tool when you want a quick way of renaming multiple files on Gnome desktop. Batch file renaming based on image and music metadata doesn’t work by default in Ubuntu though, inserting only the metadata name instead of the actual metadata.