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Automator acting goofy


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I have about 1700 movies that I want to rename based on metadata and thought it would make sense to learn how to use Automator. So I loaded up a guide, launched Automator... and nothing happened. Automator shows up in my Dock, but no window appears. I clicked File > New, nothing happened. I clicked File -> Open, and I get an error message that says "The operation could not be completed. No other information is available about the problem."

What did I do?

I looked in console and I'm getting these errors (please tell me I can copy from the console?)
Code:
6/17/10 12:41:24 PM	Automator[46043]	Unknown class AMGestureSplitView in Interface Builder file at path /Applications/Automator.app/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/AMDocument.nib.
Code:
6/17/10 12:41:24 PM	Automator[46043]	HIToolbox: ignoring exception '[<AMVariablesViewController 0x2002dcba0> addObserver:<NSArrayDetailBinder 0x20051e4e0> forKeyPath:@"delegate.workflowController.workflow.variables" options:0x0 context:0x20051e7e0] was sent to an object that is not KVC-compliant for the "delegate" property.' that raised inside Carbon event dispatch
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	0   CoreFoundation                      0x00007fff81128d24 __exceptionPreprocess + 180
	1   libobjc.A.dylib                     0x00007fff857400f3 objc_exception_throw + 45
	2   CoreFoundation                      0x00007fff81128b47 +[NSException raise:format:arguments:] + 103
	3   CoreFoundation                      0x00007fff81128ad4 +[NSException raise:format:] + 148
	4   Foundation                          0x00007fff84498a06 -[NSObject(NSKeyValueObserverRegistration) addObserver:forKeyPath:options:context:] + 399
	5   AppKit                              0x00007fff84baead3 -[NSBinder _updateObservingRegistration:] + 825
	6   AppKit                              0x00007fff84badce8 -[NSBinder establishConnection] + 305
	7   AppKit                              0x00007fff84ba25ff -[NSObject(NSKeyValueBindingCreation) bind:toObject:withKeyPath:options:] + 557
	8   AppKit                              0x00007fff84b7f116 -[NSIBObjectData nibInstantiateWithOwner:topLevelObjects:] + 1172
	9   AppKit                              0x00007fff84c2685c -[NSNib instantiateNibWithExternalNameTable:] + 564
	10  AppKit                              0x00007fff84c265da -[NSNib instantiateNibWithOwner:topLevelObjects:] + 233
	11  AppKit                              0x00007fff84c25bab -[NSViewController loadView] + 180
	12  AppKit                              0x00007fff84ba2067 -[NSViewController view] + 38
	13  Automator                           0x0000000100002989 -[AMDocumentWindowController windowDidLoad] + 1689
	14  AppKit                              0x00007fff84c04191 -[NSWindowController _windowDidLoad] + 538
	15  AppKit                              0x00007fff84ba193b -[NSWindowController window] + 112
	16  AppKit                              0x00007fff84db5b49 -[NSWindowController showWindow:] + 47
	17  AppKit                              0x00007fff84d875bc -[NSDocument showWindows] + 98
	18  AppKit                              0x00007fff84d85e1b -[NSDocumentController openUntitledDocumentAndDisplay:error:] + 340
	19  AppKit                              0x00007fff84d85c96 -[NSDocumentController newDocument:] + 33
	20  AppKit                              0x00007fff84d108ea -[NSApplication sendAction:to:from:] + 95
	21  AppKit                              0x00007fff84d34e5a -[NSMenuItem _corePerformAction] + 365
	22  AppKit                              0x00007fff84d34bc4 -[NSCarbonMenuImpl performActionWithHighlightingForItemAtIndex:] + 121
	23  AppKit                              0x00007fff84fb893d -[NSMenu _internalPerformActionForItemAtIndex:] + 35
	24  AppKit                              0x00007fff84e6a729 -[NSCarbonMenuImpl _carbonCommandProcessEvent:handlerCallRef:] + 136
	25  AppKit                              0x00007fff84d173b0 NSSLMMenuEventHandler + 321
	26  HIToolbox                           0x00007fff82af8b57 _ZL23DispatchEventToHandlersP14EventTargetRecP14OpaqueEventRefP14HandlerCallRec + 1002
	27  HIToolbox                           0x00007fff82af80a6 _ZL30SendEventToEventTargetInternalP14OpaqueEventRefP20OpaqueEventTargetRefP14HandlerCallRec + 395
	28  HIToolbox                           0x00007fff82b15d85 SendEventToEventTarget + 45
	29  HIToolbox                           0x00007fff82b44e61 _ZL18SendHICommandEventjPK9HICommandjjhPKvP20OpaqueEventTargetRefS5_PP14OpaqueEventRef + 387
	30  HIToolbox                           0x00007fff82b71bf6 SendMenuCommandWithContextAndModifiers + 56
	31  HIToolbox                           0x00007fff82b71bae SendMenuItemSelectedEvent + 101
	32  HIToolbox                           0x00007fff82b71abe _ZL19FinishMenuSelectionP13SelectionDataP10MenuResultS2_ + 150
	33  HIToolbox                           0x00007fff82b52e49 _ZL14MenuSelectCoreP8MenuData5PointdjPP13OpaqueMenuRefPt + 467
	34  HIToolbox                           0x00007fff82b52596 _HandleMenuSelection2 + 453
	35  AppKit                              0x00007fff84be83b9 _NSHandleCarbonMenuEvent + 236
	36  AppKit                              0x00007fff84bbbeda _DPSNextEvent + 1908
	37  AppKit                              0x00007fff84bbb379 -[NSApplication nextEventMatchingMask:untilDate:inMode:dequeue:] + 155
	38  AppKit                              0x00007fff84b8105b -[NSApplication run] + 395
	39  AppKit                              0x00007fff84b79d7c NSApplicationMain + 364
	40  Automator                           0x000000010000193f main + 191
	41  Automator                           0x0000000100001874 start + 52
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Code:
6/17/10 12:41:29 PM	Automator[46043]	-[NSAlert alertWithError:] called with nil NSError. A generic error message will be displayed, but the user deserves better.
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Ancient question you posed, and never got a reply nor posted your solution --- but I'm in exactly the same spot and searches on several forums have lead to nothing; except you having the same problem.

So how did you solve it? Or did it spontaneously go away, maybe in an update?

Here it's on Automator 2.2.4 on a Macos Lion 10.7.5.
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