OS X :: Automatic Folder Permissions - Can Drag Files That Will Be Converted To RW Automatically

Jun 8, 2009

Is there a way to use automater or applescript or something to make a single folder on my system RW for everyone so i can drag files to it and they will be converted to RW automatically?? I want to do this with new files so i dont want to jsut change the permissions on the folder because I dont want to have to do that everytime i add a new file. I am a beginner to applescript and automater so as

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OS X :: Won't Let Me Drag And Drop Files Into A Topic Folder

Oct 23, 2010

I'm not too sure what forum this fits in.I'm looking for suggestions for a work-around solution.My files are beyond chaotic. I want to search document contents for a topic (that I have hundreds of files on, but all over the place) using the finder. Then, I want to be able to drag and drop all the files into a topic folder. But, the search/finder window does not permit drag-and-drop functionality.

To me, this is hugely frustrating. It would be the easiest way for me to organize my mad mad files.I'm looking for suggestions for how I can do this? I'm on MacBook Pro OS 10.6.4

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OS X :: Drag And Drop Few Files To A Folder Created On-The-Fly?

Jun 21, 2010

I'm pretty new to mac and a pro windows user. It's not been a month since I bought my first mac and now I'm feeling so comfortable with it.

I have a basic question on how to select a few files, drag and drop it into a new folder in the same folder level

For example, In windows I do this
1. Select few files in C:Temp
2. Cut those
3. Create a new folder and rename it C:TempNewTemp
4. Right click the folder and Paste it.

This is what I do in Mac now
1. Choose the files to be moved into a new folder (When I'm about to drag it, I remember that I've not created the new folder! Grr..)
2. Create a new folder and all my selection is gone
3. Now reselect all the files again and drop it to the new folder (Phew!)

Am I missing the cut feature in finder??? I know that 'Cut' is not much required in mac since everything works on DragNDrop.

I'm not sure whether there is any workaround for people like me who are used to selecting the files before creating a target folder. I'm sure that there should be something which can help me create a folder onthefly while dragging the files and keeping the selection intact.

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Mac OS X Lion Server :: How To Set Permissions On New Files/folder

Mar 27, 2012

I'm using mac os x server as SMB file sharing server and i got some issues with permissions. 

I try to use POSIX permissions. I put :

owner -> read & write
group -> read & write
other -> read only 

And after propagate these permissions it's working fine.

Until an user create a folder or a file and i see that the permissions of it are :

owner -> read & write
group -> read only
other -> read only 

I have set default permissions on new files and folder for this sharepoint with the great permissions for the group. But it didn't work..Someone have a solution ?

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.6)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: All Files In A Shared Folder Don't Have Permissions

Jun 9, 2012

I have two users on my mac and am having some issues with sharing files.  I created a shared folder and gave the other user read/write permissions.  When I log in as that user, the folder can be accessed, but some of the files in that folder cannot be accessed.  These are all photos, and for the most part I'm dropping them into the shared folder from iPhoto.   

I tried it again by using the Public folder with the same result.  However, there isn't consistency with the actual files that don't have permission.  In other words, the shared folder I created may have a file that does not have permission, but that same file does have permission when I dropped it in the Public folder.  So it is totally random as to which files in the shared folder don't have permission to be accessed.   

I also tried to simply drag the files to the other user.  Same result.

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Mac Mini :: Can't Drag And Drop Photo Files From Downloads Folder

Mar 11, 2012

After downloading a photo, I'm only able to drag it from the Downloads folder and drop it to my Desktop or another location about half the time. Often, I must open Downloads in the Finder to drag and drop. The Finder option always works. Is there a preference setting I need to change so that dragging and dropping from Downloads is always available?

iMac , Mac OS X (10.3.x)

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OS X :: Automatically Moving New Files On Desktop To Folder?

Feb 22, 2010

I've been using Macs for awhile, and am growing to love them for sure. I'm starting to dabble with Applescript, and things like that... just delving into the magic of Apple products, and I'm coming up with a few questions, one of which I'm posting here!

I'm interested in leaving three icons on the desktop at all times. My "Macintosh HD" icon, a "Lost&Found" folder and a alias to a server I use consistently. All other files I want moved into the Lost&Found Folder on a consistent basis, and I want to delete these files weekly, or bi-weekly. I'm unsure as to if I should make an Applescript for this, or if there's a utility out there to do this. I have looked around a bit already, and haven't found much.

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Applications :: Automatically Print And Delete The Files In A Folder With Automator?

Oct 1, 2009

I am new to Automator, and even though I have been tinkering around with it for about an hour, I can't seem to create an action.

What I want to do is have Automator automatically take the contents of a specific folder on my hard drive, print the contents of the folder (usually PDFs), then delete the files. I use dropbox, so when I place a pdf into this folder from my laptop on the go, it would be nice to come home to it printed, and no longer in the folder taking up space.

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OS X Mavericks :: How To Restore Files That Have Been Converted To Unix Files

Jun 23, 2014

How do I restore files that have been converted to unix files?

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Software :: Word Folder Transferred From OSX Converted To Exec File?

Jan 22, 2010

My G4 died a horrible death, recovered the HD, plugged it in to an imac running OSX, tried to access a folder I really need and it turns out that the thing turned into a .LNK (unix executable file) and I can't open it!

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Hardware :: Automatic Photo Scanner - Automatically Feed And Scan?

Nov 26, 2007

Is there such a scanner that you can set in say 500 or so pics and then it will automatically feed and scan your pics, while you are away at work for instance? If so, that would be worth its weight in gold I would say. Any links to such a device would be nice and/or reviews of such a device if it exists.

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MacBook Pro :: Stop Automatic Graphics Switching Setting Automatically Reverting

Jun 25, 2012

Macbook Pro 15" Mid 2010

OS X 10.7.4 

I have a recurring problem where my screen (built in or external monitor/projector) will just go blank at random times. It is an unrecoverable situation and I have to do a hard power reset to get working again.

After testing several theories without success I struck upon one that showed promise. The blanking tended to occur when I was in Lion Fullscreen mode, or using a gesture to start expose - so I figured maybe it was a graphics switching issue.

So I went into System Preferences and disabled 'Automatic graphics switching'. I then ran trouble free for several days (I was typically crashing 1-2 times a day)

Then several days later it happened again and I thought I was back to square one. However, a colleague suggested I check the graphic switching setting to see if something had changed it back, and sure enough it was re-enabled.

Now I find myself in a constant battle with the system to keep disabling the 'Automatic graphics switrhing' in System Preferences.

I have tried setting it and locking it, but sooner or later it reverts. I need to know if it is possible to force it to stay disabled.

MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X :: Automatically Drag To Top Site?

May 12, 2010

In the Top Sites area, can you drag a site to the "Top Sites? Or does it do it automatically ?

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OS X :: IMovie Will Not Import Converted Video Files

Nov 19, 2009

I am trying to import a video file that I dowloaded off youtube and converted to a .mov into iMovie. However, iMovie will not import it. It's not that it has an error when trying to import, it's that it won't even let me import it - the file is unselectable in the file browser for importing. I have tried to convert it to a .mp4 and that doesn't work either. How do I get this to work?

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ITunes :: Can't Add Album Artwork To Converted Files

May 18, 2012

I know that WAV is a no-no with iTunes for artwork, so I converted the playlist tunes to Apple Lossless and still cannot add album artwork.

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OS X :: Repairing Permissions - Why Doesn't Do It Automatically?

Mar 30, 2010

To repair permissions I just click a little "Repair Permissions" button. Don't know why nor what it actually does, but I understand that I should do it from time to time.

But if it's so important, why doesn't OS X just do it automatically?

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Software :: Word 2011 Files Converted To PDFs Can't Be Merged?

Nov 12, 2010

After making PDF versions of Word 2011 files, I found that I couldn't merge them to one file in Acrobat 9.0. Acrobat 9 becomes unresponsive.

This occurs on two different hardware platforms, a MacMini and a MacBook Pro.

Reverting back to Word 2008 eliminates the problem.

Anybody else see this kind of issue with Word 2011 and Acrobat 9?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Copy Date Info From Converted Files

Jun 28, 2012

We have several hundred files that were converted recently to a different file format.  The conversion process caused all the new files to have today's date but did not change the file names.  I am looking for a way to pull the create/modify dates from the original files and apply them to the converted files so the new files will have their original dates.  All of the original files had different dates, so I can't just apply a certain date to the converted files.

Mac OS X (10.6)

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ICloud :: Save From Microsoft Office To It Automatically Without Having To Drag To Website?

Mar 23, 2012

I find it really inconvenient to have to manually drag Microsoft Office Documents to iCloud's website. It is possible to set up an iCloud folder or something like to save to automatically?

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Automatic Translation To Folder?

May 18, 2012

I have a folder in my User directory (Lion and SL) called Books (~/Books) and I want to know: how to create the automatic translation into Portuguese (~/Livros) or any other language? 

PS: Something similar happens with the /Applications (English) folder and i see /Applicative (in Portuguese) 

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MacBook Pro :: Unable To Mount Hd Automatically / System Asks For Permissions

Feb 15, 2011

I have a Seagate Free Agent external USB hard disk (250 GB) which I had reformatted to FAT32. This draws power from the USB port and seems to work perfectly on my Linux (Fedora Core 8) and Windows (XP) boxes. On the Mac, when it is plugged in, it asks me whether it should Initialize, Ignore or Eject. I choose "Ignore" and then go on to mount it from the terminal using the commands sudo mkdir /Volume/FA sudo mount /dev/disk2s1 /Volume/FA. The device name has to be found out first using Disk Utility. After it is mounted, I can read, write, delete etc. without any problem.

Question: Why does it not mount this disk automatically? Even when it is mounted why does it not put a disk icon on my Desktop? I have no issues with smaller FAT32 pen drives which show up on my Desktop a few seconds after I plug them in.

Mac OS X (10.5.5)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Create New Folder No Longer Automatically Selects Folder Name?

Apr 23, 2012

I must have done something to my installation of OS X. When I go to create a new folder, it automatically creates the folder with the name "untitled folder". The problem is, the name isn't selected. Normally, when you create a new folder, you can just type the name immediately. For me, I have to create the new folder, then click on the name to select the text and then type it. Also, when I do go to type in the new name, the text "untitled folder" doesn't disappear. I just type over it. 

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X Mavericks :: Automatic Transfer Of Email Message To Specific Folder

Aug 31, 2014

How can I set up an automatic transfer of an email message to a folder?  For example, all email messages that arrive from a certain retailer that are automatically moved to a folder for that retailer? 

iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2013), Mac OS X (10.0.x)

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OS X :: Automatic Moving Off-screen Folder Windows - Ways To Make It Stop?

Dec 1, 2008

When dragging a file into a folder window which is partially off the bottom of the screen, OS X will slide it up so that the whole thing is in view. I can't tell you how many times I've dragged something into the wrong folder because suddenly there's a different folder underneath my cursor. Is there any way to turn this off? It does not suit my workflow at all.

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OS X :: Folder On Desktop To Sync With An FTP Folder Automatically?

Feb 16, 2009

Is it possible to set up a folder on my mac, which when i drop a file in sends it to my FTP folder? So they are both synchronized.

I want to do this so a business partner and I can easily synchronise files for stuff.. just simple .doc files

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OS X :: Cannot Drag File From Desktop To Any Folder

Nov 6, 2010

When I drag a file from my desktop to another folder it stays on the desktop.

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OS X :: Folder Actions - Drag And Drop Wav / Mp4 / Ogg

Mar 30, 2009

has anyone achieved/know how to achieve this? drag and drop a wav, mp4, ogg, etc onto a folder and have it covert to an mp3. is there a audio converter app that plays nice with folder actions?

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OS X :: How To Drag Downloaded Program To App Folder

Apr 23, 2010

I have downloaded two programs "Skype" and printer driver software and no matter how many times I click and drag to the applications folder (as my instructions tell me to do) the programs remain on the top right hand of my desktop. I have tried using "Help" and even surfed some of the Apple tutorials...by all counts I have found I am doing it correctly but its not working.

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OS X :: Can't Add Documents To New Folder - How To Drag To Dock

May 14, 2010

I successfully created a new folder. But I can't drag anything in it and I can't drag it to the dock?

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Applications :: Automatic Listing Of Most Used Files?

Oct 5, 2010

To more easily deal with the increasing number of regular document files I have, I'm wondering if the standard 'Finder', or any other software that is available, can be set up to load the most frequently used, say top 50, files into a folder where it would automatically update. This would preferably be an icon in the dock, if not a main folder in Finder.

I know the system can order folders and files according to 'last modified', but that still leaves me to search all folders. One way to do it, I guess, would be to destroy all folders then it may order them as I want, but it seems a bit drastic. To find older files, I guess I would just have to rely on 'spotlight' or search.

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