Applescript - Problem with Finder's Dupplicate command

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

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Mar 18, 2009
    #1
    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???

    Thanks!
    P.S.
    I'm running OS 10.5.6
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    LtRammstein

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2006
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    #2
    You should look into tutorials for proper paths in AppleScript.
     

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