OS X Technologies :: Write A Script That Will Open A Specific Folder?

May 16, 2012

I'm trying to write a script that will open a specific folder.  The only problem is that it needs to be run on multiple machines with different Hard Drive names.  Here is a sample of the script that will work on my machine. 

tell application "Finder" activate open folder "HDD:Volumes:USERData:Users:Staff:Name" end tell 

Is there anyway to change "HDD" to whatever the current users Hard Drive is named? 

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May 23, 2012

I need to collect my students home workn which includes images, small film clips and text:

I use a FileMaker database

I have a FM script which

1 - copies the student ID

2 - opens the URL where the message is located

3 - I added this applescript I found here:


Info:Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Jun 6, 2010

I have a brand new macbook pro that I bought about 4 months ago. I am running snow leopard and out of the blue one day my computer gave me the spinning wheel and it went on for so long I had to power off my notebook by holding down the power. When I turned it back on I was stuck on the apple screen and I couldn't get passed it. So, I did a clean install and just moved all of my personal files and folders that my computer backed up to their original location.

After doing all of this and being up and running again I noticed when I try to access a personal folder on my system that contains images (jpegs, pngs) and some videos and psd files that my computer starts freezing up again and spinning and I have to power it off to get it to stop. I have resorted my permissions and ran Onyx once a week since this has happened and the folder is still giving me issues. I need to access this folder asap.

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OS X :: Is There A Way To Force A Folder To Open With A Specific View Option?

Jun 4, 2009

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Now, here comes the tricky part, is there a way to force this folder to ALWAYS open in the CoverFlow view? I just want this particular folder to do this, the rest should open normally in the default view with their 48x48 icons.

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OS X Technologies :: Open Files In Folder And Repeat?

Mar 14, 2012

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Jun 15, 2012

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MacBook Pro :: How To Set A Password On A Specific Folder And All The Contents In The Folder

Oct 25, 2009

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OS X :: How To Set A Smart Folder To Search Only A Specific Folder

Oct 19, 2009

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OS X Technologies :: Can't Open The Program Time Machine Located In The Folder /applications/time Machine

Mar 13, 2012

can't open the program time machine located in the folder /applications/time machine anymore, message says program ain't working for unknown reaason, but I still can open time machine in the menu bar. any clues what the trouble might be? and/or is there any way to reinstall time machine only on os x 10.7.3? 

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OS X Technologies :: Run In Apple Script Editor That Changes Several Folder Icons Inside Another Folder All At Once?

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OS X Technologies :: Applications Folder Inside The Users Folder?

Apr 20, 2012

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OS X :: How To Move Specific Files From Some Folder

Feb 2, 2009

I use Lightroom 2 to catalog my photos. I am in the habit of shooting in RAW+JPG mode which means when I download my photos there is both a .NEF and a .JPG file for each photo. Having done this for several years on a PC, I now want to use iPhoto to view the jpgs and keep with Lightroom for the nefs. I therefore want to move the .JPG files from /Photography/RAW/<Year>/<Month>/<Day> to /Photography/JPG/<Year>/<Month>/<Day>. So far the only way I've worked out is to copy the entire folder structure then use Spotlight to find the nefs within the new folder structure and delete them.

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OS X :: Looking For Password Protect A Specific Folder?

Mar 15, 2010

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OS X :: Changing Background - No Specific Folder With Pictures

Jan 22, 2009

Anyways, so when you go to change your background. You have all these options to choose from folder wise. Well I remember clearly, very very clearly back in Tiger that you could create a folder, or just an existing folder within say "Photos" and you could click it and it would access that folder and all its pictures. Mainly for changing the pictures every 5/10/30/day w/e I like my background to change often. Many pictures.

Well I have had leopard for a while. I forgot when I installed it. But I have noticed ever since then that when I try and change my background. It only lets me use photos that are inside the original Photo folder. There are no folders present inside the photo folder in the Background change area. Only pictures are present. This is a huge issue due to how I like to have things organized.

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OS X :: Saving Documents In Specific Folder Other Than Default

Jan 27, 2010

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

Apr 3, 2010

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OS X :: How To Find Files Inside A Specific Folder

Jun 17, 2010

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According to my first investigations, I only have the choice to select folders to EXCLUDE. This makes the setup of Time Machine unconfortable. 

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Oct 1, 2010

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I'm trying to create a simple rule that will allow me to copy any messages I flag as a To Do Item to a folder called, "To Do."

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OS X :: Force Application To Open In Specific Space?

Sep 2, 2009

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May 12, 2010

I was using KeyXing on my "old" G5. This was the best keyboard shortcuts generator I ever used. It was simply perfect to open some specific folders and put the window on the foreground using the keyboard only.

Sadly, KeyXing is no longer supported and doesn't work on Snow Leopard.

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OS X :: Setting Certain File Type To Always Open In With Specific Application?

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Applications :: How To Permanently Open Certain Video Files With A Specific App

May 19, 2009

For some reason my mac always resets my 'open with' preferences if I restart my computer.

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Is there a work around? A setting in OSX which im missing? Or perhaps a third party app which can handle this?

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