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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Aug 25, 2009
    Apple script: move all the .avi files
    Hi to all,
    I wrote the following script to be used as a folder action. What I want is that, whenever a new .avi or .mov file is added to the folder where i attach it, that file is move to my movies folder.

    It is not working thought. Any help?

    The code:

    property extension_list : {"avi", "mov"}
    on adding folder items to this_folder after receiving these_items
    	repeat with i from 1 to number of items in these_items
    		set this_item to item i of these_items
    		tell application "Finder"
    			if (the name extension of this_item is in the extension_list) then
    				tell application "Finder"
    					move this_item to "/Users/gu/Movies"
    				end tell
    			end if
    		end tell
    	end repeat
    end adding folder items to

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Nov 16, 2009
    The problem appears to be the way you stated the path to the destination folder. Instead of "/Users/gu/Movies", I think you need to state the absolute path and use colons as separators instead of forward slashes. I tried your script on my Mac and changed nothing except that and it worked like a charm. That is, I changed the path to: "Lacie:Users:Steve:Movies"

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