Right-Click Services with Automator

So I still have my Macbook Pro that I haven't upgraded but I did update my iMac to Mavericks, so far everything is working well except that I used to have a Batch Rename Service that I used quite often but now when I right click with my mouse the Batch Rename services I created with Automator doesn't show up. I tried recreating it but still nothing. I went back to my Mountain Lion laptop and it works just fine. Any ideas?

I too was having this problem. I did the following, and it seamed to get it going:
moved the service out of the services folder (~/Library/Services/) to an easy place to get to (Desktop).
In Automator, open an new document, and selcted iCould.
drag the service from the desktop to iCloud
opened it, from iCould
file -> convert to...
select service and give it a different name than the orignal.
save and exit.
service should now be available.
In my case, the service only runs on my mac hdd. I have not yet found how to get service to run on a connected drive as it did in Mountain Lion. I want to run the service on my netowrk drive from my Synology NAS box.
Hope this helps a little

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