OS X :: Folder Actions That Keep Desktop Clean?

Mar 25, 2009

Like it would move anything immediately to the downloads folder. Would love to have something like this cause the wife has the desktop like whoa.

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OS X :: Keep Getting Folder Actions Alert?

Mar 5, 2010

Every time I add something to my Dropbox, I get a pop-up saying "3 items have been added to your folder...would you like to view them?" I didn't enable anything on the computer.

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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 :: Automator Applications - Folder Actions

Oct 5, 2009

I understand when I make an automator 'application', it appears and can be drug to the applications folder. But when I make a folder action, or a service or whatever, where does the action go (so I can edit it again, later) or delete it?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Set Up Automator Folder Actions

May 8, 2012

I have set up and sucessfully tested a workflow which sends any file found in a particular folder to the "paperless" app, then moves all files to a different folder called "Archived attachments".HOWEVER as a folder action, nothing happens when a file is put into the folder. The file just sits there in the folder. To create a folder action I opened "new folder action" in Automator, then dragged and dropped the working workflow file into the workspace, then set "Folder Action recieves files and folders added to" the appropriate folder, let's call it "Attachments".Just to complicate things, the files are placed into the "Attachments" folder using an applescript that captures all pdf mail attachments. This applescript works succesfully. [code]

Mac OS X (10.7.1)

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OS X :: Automator Folder Actions - Delete / Remove Them?

Mar 31, 2010

I managed to fumble my way through my first Automator actions today and after some trial and error, came up with a folder action that does exactly what I want, very simply to move music from my downloads folder to a different location. I also created an Automator application to do the same thing as I wasn't aware my folder action will now do this automatically (so cool). Here's my question: I have a few folder actions that were created during my trial and error process. Where are these and how do I delete/remove them? I did a Spotlight search and nothing came up.

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OS X :: Specific Folder Requires Authentication For Some Actions?

Apr 3, 2010

I'm new here but hoping I can find some helpful information for a new problem I have with OS X. Earlier today, I noticed that my Transmission was failing to download some torrents I was snatching. Transmission couldn't create the folders I was telling it to create for new CDs in my MUSIC folder. When I looked into the problem, I noticed that I no longer had the option to create new folders and several other modification options. I created a new folder on the desktop and dragged it into the misbehaving MUSIC folder and my MacBook asked me for my password to "authenticate". What's going on? I have not encountered this issue before and it is only effecting the MUSIC folder; all of the sub-folders are functioning correctly.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Why Have Folder Actions Stopped Working

Feb 9, 2012

I set up a few automated workflows with automator to take certain actions if different types of file are dropped into a folder (Downloaded etc) 

I had 4 working perfectly but for an unknown reason they all suddenly stopped working and i can't work out why.? 

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Applications :: Remove Automator Services And Folder Actions

Dec 16, 2009

I've been fooling around with Automator for a few hours trying to look for little ways it can handle my repetitive stuff. I've figured out some pretty neat tricks, but I also have a slew of unwanted folder actions and services in my context menus and for the life of my I can't figure out how to get rid of them. The folder actions are especially problematic since they mess with my files automatically. Googling it isn't turning up anything nor can I seem to find anything in Apple's help documents. Is this some kind of huge joke being played on me here or something? Has no one ever wanted to disable their automator tasks before or something?

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OS X Technologies :: Running Multiple Folder Actions At Same Time

May 29, 2012

Does anyone have some experience running multiple folder actions at the same time?I've written a Applescript folder action that processes some files. When adding some files, the script starts and all goes well. The processing of each file takes a few minutes, but all files are processed correctly.However, when adding some new files to the dropfolder, while the folder action is all ready processing other files dropped a few minutes earlier, the process that is all ready running immediately aborts and the folder action is relaunched on the new files, leaving the old files for what they are.The same problem occurs with multiple folders, each having a folder action attached. When dropping files in "Folder A", the script starts processing. But if someone droppes files in "Folder B", The script of folder A aborts, and the script of folder B starts processing. When adding more files to the folders, the result is the same. In some casses, when the last dropped files are processed, the os continues where the operation was aborted on the previous files. But this not always happens. To make things worse, when you remove the items from the folders afterwords, the folder actions starts running again on items no longer present in the folder ..Does anyone know how I can prevent the folder action being aborted when new files are dropped and placing the new files in "Hold", until the previous files are processed? How can I prevent a folder action being aborted when a item is dropped into another folder?I've written a small script to test this behaviour. Just create one or more folders and attach the script below. Drop a item into the folder, wait a few seconds and drop another one in the same or another folder. To monitor what happens please check the console. [code]
Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X Technologies :: Handle IPhoto's "import Duplicates" Prompt When Using AppleScript Folder Actions?

Jun 1, 2012

I'm traveling tomorrow to Europe and am only taking my iPad and camera.  I'm planning on using an SD card reader to upload my photos/videos to my iPad, then use Dropbox on the iPad to copy my daily shots to my Dropbox account. I'm thinking that I'll have an AppleScript on my home computer's  /Dropbox/europe/  folder to look for newly added data and then auto import that into iPhoto. What's the best way to handle this? I got it working with a couple of test images but when iPhoto sees photos that it's already imported it asks me if I want to import in the duplicates or skip them.  I'd like to skip them or write the AppleScript in a way that handles this. I'm also fine with copying the photos out of the Dropbox folder into a separate folder elsewhere and not using iPhoto. I'm just trying to theft proof my data in case my iPad gets stolen or if my Dropbox goes goofy and deletes the photos.  Maybe copy newly added data to a designated directory outside of the Dropbox folder?  How can I do this? 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Folder Actions Not Working - "The Action “Scale Images” Was Not Supplied With The Required Data"

Apr 11, 2012

I had a simple folder action created in Automator that scaled images to 800 pixels whenever i added files to a specific folder. It does not work anymore. I have tried recreating the action in a new folder and all i get is a warning:  "The action “Scale Images” was not supplied with the required data."

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: How To Keep A Clean Desktop

Jul 12, 2009

I have decided to give in to my OCD and keep a clean desktop. How do I hide the drive icons that on on the desktop currently?

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IMac :: How To Do Set Up To Keep Desktop Clean

Feb 12, 2009

I want to have nothing on my desktop except my HD image. Is there a way that I can organize downloads to go to a specific folder on my dock?

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OS X :: Clean Desktop - Finding Best App

Mar 23, 2009

My problem is that I have a few documents and a few Programs on the desktop and I want them to go away - without deleting them.

And not to the, sidebar. What do I do, they're not just shortcuts. I tried removing a program that I already have in the sidebar to dissapear from the desktop but I was unsuccesfull. I also want the Hard Drive to go away without deleting it ofcourse

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OS X :: Finding Best Way To Clean Desktop

Aug 20, 2009

Are there any programs that a) cleans mt desktop putting files in certain places, and b) have it so that nothing ever get's on the desktop?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Automator Clean My Desktop?

Mar 25, 2012

On the App Store I saw an item CleanMyDesktop but folks complained it didn't get all file types. So I thought I'd try it with my modest Automator abilities: FIND, FILTER, MOVE TO FOLDER...BUT...but it only works if there are files of that type on the desktop, so if there happens to be no pics, the application stops right there, or if there are no docs, it stops there, etc.But if I put an item of each file type on the Desktop, sure enough it runs all the way to the conclusion. So how can I fix this?  Tell it to move on even if there are no items of that type of MOVE. 'Cause right now it ain't good. I tried this to clean my Desktop and now I'm tossing junk all over the Desktop so the app can finish.

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 4GB RAM; Wacom, Powermate, MagicTrackpad, iControl

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OS X :: Items Showing Up In Desktop Folder But Not On The Desktop Itself?

Mar 9, 2009

This doesn't happen all the time, but frequently enough to create a thread about it to find out what's going on.

I usually keep my desktop empty and use it to store stuff I'm going to process in the next hour anyway.
Sometimes my desktop is absolutely empty, but when I navigate to the following path: UserDesktop, the files do show up.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Files Missing And Desktop Wiped Clean

Mar 19, 2012

After installing OS X Lion, all of my files are gone from My Documents and my desktop has been wiped clean. I also installed this on my laptop and that seems to be fine.

Mac Pro

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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 :: Apple Mail RSS Folder Is Huge - Clean Up?

May 2, 2009

I checked my mail folder in library and the RSS subfolder is 4.32GB. It seems to me that Mail doesnt delete the previous RSS articles (although I have deleted them from inside the mail) hence the massive size of the folder. I tried deleting the folder, but then all the RSS feeds were gone when I launched Mail again. Is there anyway to reduce the size of this folder and delete the old articles without having to delete all the RSS feeds (and the folder itself?

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IMac PPC :: Erase/wipe Clean Old, 2001, Desktop So Can Donate It?

Jul 5, 2012

How do I erase/wipe clean my old, 2001, desktop so I can donate it?


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OS X :: What's The Best Program For Hard Drive Folder Organization And Clean Up

Jul 24, 2010

As the title says, I'm looking for a program to organize and clean up my hard drive. I have an iMac now, but I had a iBook before that and the way I backed up my iBook was by dragging my Volumes folder into an external hard drive. I have folders inside of folder for days. I have my ibook backed up several times that way.

What I would love is a program that did the following

1.) Delete duplicates of everything.

2.) Put all file types into a single file extension folder (put all .doc in a folder called DOCs and all pdfs in a PDF folder, etc.etc.).

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OS X :: Can I Move A Folder Out Of Desktop But Still See It On The Desktop

Aug 10, 2010

I have a 20 gig folder that I access quite often. I want the folder visually on my desktop, but I want the files themselves on my external drive nis there a way to do this, similar to shortcuts with window?

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OS X :: Cannot Add New Desktop Background Folder

Apr 15, 2008

In the Desktop & Screen Saver pane of System Preferences, I wanted to add a new folder for use as my desktop background images. However, when I click on the + icon to add the new folder, it does not appear in the source list and instead, it duplicates my Aperture library source, as seen in attachment 1. If I try to add the new folder again, it says it is already present in the source list, as seen in attachment 2.

I've tried deleting my com.apple.desktop.plist preference file, and that resets things, but when I go to add the folder, it does the same thing. I've tried different folder locations, different folder names -- nothing works.

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OS X :: Unable To Know About Desktop Folder

Jan 23, 2010

there are several folders on my desktop, when I click open a "Mgmt 339" folder, it appears an entire desktop instead of open just "Mgmt 339" folder.

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OS X :: Why Dwhelper Folder In Mac Desktop

Aug 18, 2010

I am using Macbook Version 10.4.11. This morning my 2.5YO son played around with the Macbook (I think Firefox was open at that time) when we were asleep. By the time we came out, we saw 2 new folders in our Macbook: "dwhelper" (14.23GB) and "Library" (3.87GB in size). Please refer to attached jpg file. We also noticed that all of the settings I had in the Mac has disappeared, for instance all my iTunes setups (musics, iphone apps etc) and Firefox bookmarks have disappeared.

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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 :: Desktop Folder On All External Hdds - How To Know About It

Dec 12, 2010

It's not an issue as such, more of an annoyance (when trying to keep things tidy and organised) but on all 3 of my external HDD's a folder 'Desktop' keeps appearing. It's empty on all drives.

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OS X :: Shortcut To Home Folder On Desktop?

Feb 23, 2008

Does anyone know how to add a shortcut to my home folder to my desktop? I searched the forums but didn't find the answer.

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