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  1. #1
    Automator acting goofy

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    Jan 13, 2009
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    Automator acting goofy
    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
    (
    	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
    )
    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.

  2. #2
    Automator acting goofy

    Member Since
    Apr 19, 2013
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    1
    Same situation here
    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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