MacBook Pro :: Get A List Of File Names In To A New Folder?

Jun 27, 2012

Does anyone know if there is a way of having a list of  image file names, searching for the images then putting them into a new folder?  I'm guessing it can probably be done through mac scripting but I know nothing about scripting and genreally not great with technogy!

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OS X Technologies :: How To Get A List Of File Names In To A New Folder

Jun 27, 2012

if there is a way of having a list of image file names, searching for the images then putting them into a new folder? I'm guessing it can probably be done through mac scripting but I know nothing about scripting and genreally not great with technogy so ideally need step by step instructions!

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OS X Mavericks :: 10.9.2 / Create A List Of File Names From A Folder And All Subfolders

Sep 10, 2014

am sure this has been asked very often.

I do not want only the file names of a given folder with its subfolder (mark all and copy to Coda or Text Edit) BUT I also want other attributes like creation date e.g. 

Info:
MacBook Air (11-inch Mid 2013), OS X Mavericks (10.9.2), itunes 11.1.4

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OS X Technologies :: Apple-script To List Folder Names And Item Counts?

Jul 3, 2012

I have a folder with mulitple subfolders. Each one has a different number of files in it. I want to use Automator or Applscript to summarize the contents into a text file or email: 

folder 1 name / number of items
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Info:
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Intel Mac :: Can't Change File Folder Names

Feb 5, 2012

on my desktop I have an unknown folder that I want to change and for the love of pete I cant change it. I am so frsuterated with this mac I hate it. Everything is so hard to do.

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iMac, only 30 days old

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Mar 18, 2009

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I am sure there is a way but...don't know how. Freeware or native apple way preferred over having to buy a new program.

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Applications :: Need App To Create Text File Of All Folder Names On A Hard Drive

Feb 9, 2010

I just started using an eSata cradle to start doing my backup and archiving (I'm a photographer). Once I fill up the drive I'll be putting them in a safe but I'd like to have a printout bundled with them that lists all the jobs that are on the drive (the jobs are separated and named by folder on the drive)

I could go through and write them all down manually but I'd love to have a program that could automate it for me.

I'm working on a macpro that is running OSX 10.4

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Recover Formatted External Hard Drive With File Names And Folder Structure

May 24, 2012

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Can I still recover my files in the original folder structure? Why can Stellar find all my files basically intact, but I can't open anything? In the meantime, I'm going to try scanning with Disk Drill and FileSalvage with fingers crossed...

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Dec 30, 2009

My external hard drive suddenly broke on me - the dreaded click of death - and now i am trying to gather as much information as possible about what i had on the drive. I have a slight idea, but i can't really remember everything. So basically what i am wondering, does Mac os x (SL in my case) store some kind of log file (text or similar) with information about what has been moved to external hard drives the past, say, 12 months?

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OS X :: Full List Of Controller Names In Logic Pro?

Apr 9, 2009

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When I try to delete duplicate names and addresses from my Skype contact list I get the message that this has to be done by deleting these names from my Mac contact list.  How is this done?

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iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Aug 13, 2009

I've got to transfer 250GB ish of files from an OSX machine (HFS+) onto a Linux EXT3 machine and a Windows NTFS machine.

The problem is that I've got lots of odd named folders/files on the OSX machine that are not compatible on the linux/windows machines.

For example :

"OLDER THAN 12/08/09" becomes "ONM6U4~U"

How am I going to get these files over properly keeping the file/foldernames as intact as possible?

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OS X :: Can't Change Folder Names?

Oct 17, 2006

I have a Macbook Pro.

For some reason when I make a new folder now, I can't change the name. It just stays at Untitled Folder. I right clicked and did "Ownership and permissions" and made sure that the i was able to "read AND write". I am and so are all my groups and other. I didn't click "apply to enclosed items" cus i didn't know what it meant and it said "you can't undo this action"..

I can't even change the names to any folders i currently have. Or files I have as well. Delete doesn't even work...it just stays at whatever name it currently has.

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: Deleting Old Folder Names

Apr 23, 2012

I am using Image Capture 4.0 to download photos.  When I plug in my storage device (camera, SD card, USB stick, etc.) Image Capture opens and along with the option to select the download folder, all the names of the folders (grayed out) I have used since I first started using the computer appear.  These are folders I no longer use, but to get to the actual area or folder that I want to download to, I have to scroll past a couple hunderd previous, grayed out folder names.  Once I get to the actual desired folder, I can download to it. But, those annoying, old folder names still appear on the hard drive.

Info:
iBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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Nov 7, 2010

I did a bunch of googling, and couldn't find an answer to this or how to do this except with windows-based mp3tag apps.

I have a collection of .WAV files with no tags or filenames at all, but they are all nested in folders that are named with the album the files are from. All the actual .WAV file names are just Track01, Track02, etc. Obviously if I imported these as-is it would be a disorganized disaster.

I am trying to import them into my iTunes library as ALAC lossless-compressed files.

All I would like to do is have the imported files tagged with the folder as the album name.

I can't seem to find any tag editor that will do this on a Mac. I don't want to sit here for hours in iTunes manually entering the album tag for each imported song, that would take ages. Are there any options, or do I brew a pot of coffee...?

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Jan 26, 2009

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Jul 19, 2009

I have an external hard drive with several music folders on it. Volume is formatting FAT32 so I can move/edit between osx and windows. When on the OSX side, several folders are renamed into shorter versions. If I try to name it the original folder name it SHOULD have, OSX says I can't because it already exists.

I've attached a screen shot of one of the folders. This folder is supposed to say "red hot chili peppers - mother's milk 1989" :-/ Is this just a downside to using a fat32 volume in OSX? All the folders look fine in windowz.

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There's the following terminal code flaoting around on the web:  

defaults write com.apple.finder FXDesktopLayoutGridCharCount 50; killall Finder 

This works great, but only for OS 10.5 – 10.6. So is seeing more than 20 characters in a folder name even possible in OS 10.7.4? 

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Dec 27, 2009

I'm having an issue copying from one external to another (I just recently got 1TB for x-mas). Both of the drives are western digitals, so they're very good. The problem I'm having is every time it gets to my iTunes music, I get this error:
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OS X :: Duplicate Folder Names On Different Servers/add To Login Items?

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OS X Technologies :: Creating Folder Names With Variables In Applescript?

May 30, 2012

im trying to make folders and name them with structured names but im getting an error and im not sure what im doing wrong.  

the error i get is:Finder got an error: Can’t make "/Users/USERNAME/Desktop/Fake Server/Project Name" into type item.  ----------------------these variables are just used for my example, the actual script asks for input and makes that into the variables ------------------- set the_folder to "Macintosh HD:Users:USERNAME:Desktop:Fake Server"set theChosenOne to "Selected"set Code to "ABCD"set Number1 to "12345" set projLocation to (POSIX path of the_folder & "/" & theChosenOne)set folderTags to Code & " " & Number1 tell application "Finder" make new folder at projLocation with properties {name:folderTags & " artfile"}end tell

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Applescript, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X :: File Names Not Case-sensitive?

Oct 25, 2010

Every unix system that I've worked with has had case-sensitive file names. In other words, file name "foo" is different than "Foo" is different than "FOO" and so on. In the MAC OS X shell,

if I have a file name FOO, and I type "more foo", then the contents of FOO are displayed, instead of an error message saying "foo not found". It also means that I can't really create files "foo" and "FOO".

Is this something that Apple has implemented on top of unix? Is it possible to get around this, so that the names do indeed become case-sensitive? It doesn't seem like an inherent unix thing, because if I type "f <tab>", and the only file in the directory.

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OS X :: Export File Names To Text?

Mar 12, 2008

I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of an app (or an option I'm missing in finder) that might be able to export the names of files in a certain folder (and subfolders, if possible) to a text file. I know how to print a list using applescript, but I'd like to be able to have the list in an editable text file.

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May 23, 2009

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Jun 25, 2012

The directory seems to have to rebuild each session. I open a folder and have to wait 8 seconds for the file to build then I can see the contents. After that, the folder opens immediately and will operate without problems UNTIL I shutdown. After restart, the folder stalls again as it builds the directory once more. My machine has multiple drives so I have triple boot and the other drives work fine so it is the system, not the computer itself.

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Dec 16, 2010

Does anyone know of an application or utility that will:

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OS X :: Desktop Folders/All Disappeared Along With All File Names

Jan 28, 2009

I restarted my macbook pro (10.5.6) last night after really slow internet speeds, and when it booted back up all my desktop folders disappeared. I can't even find a single file name anymore anywhere on the harddrive.

Apple support said they've seen the desktop directory glitch with the finder, but we could not reverse whatever happend and they suggested I spend $100 bucks on Disc Warrior.

How am I going to find about 1700 files????? My time machine drive stopped backing up two months ago, ggggrrrrrrr -right when I needed it eh?!

Does anyone have any ideas what I can try to get back the file names and folders?

I know the data is still on the drive, just with no allocations.

I've repaired all disc permissions 3 times-it keeps having to repair them everytime I reboot.Terry

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OS X :: Removing Text From File Names Using Terminal - Possible?

Nov 21, 2008

I need a way to quickly remove text from a load of file names. I have ripped my DVD TV show series to my Apple TV and transfered them, but I want to make all the file names simpler that what they are currently. Changing them all through FTP would take ages - so I am hoping there is some kind of recursive command I can use to eliminate a set bit of text from a group of folders.

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OS X :: File Names From Windows Server Get Cut Off To 31 Characters?

Mar 30, 2010

The title explains most of the problem:We have 5 (PC) servers on our network and several host files for the workstations. The strange thing is that, despite the fact that all servers have Windows Server 2003 AND SCSI drives formatted as NTFS, that only one server has the problem mentioned in the title:

Any file made on a Mac and placed on that server will be readable on Mac AND PC. Any file made on PC and placed on that server will be readable on PC but will get cut off to 31 characters on all Macs (running Mac OS X 10.4 & 10.6).

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