Applescript - Problem with Finder's Dupplicate command

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by cmiorio, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2009
    I want to write an applescript that, when adding a file to a folder, creates a copy of that file at a specific location. I enabled Folder Actions for my folder and assigned it the following script :

    on adding folder items to this_folder after receiving added_items

    say "Script started"

    tell application "Finder"
    duplicate added_items to "/Users/Chris/Desktop/test"
    end tell

    beep 2

    end adding folder items to

    When I add a file to my folder, say "Script started" is executed, but the script stops there. However, if I change "/Users/Chris/Desktop/test" to desktop without anything else, the script works. The script also works if I write duplicate added_items to this_folder

    What's wrong with my folder path???

    I'm running OS 10.5.6
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2006
    Denver, CO
    You should look into tutorials for proper paths in AppleScript.

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