A terribly basic question. How do I put my Applescript where it should be?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by AitchB, May 18, 2018.

  1. AitchB macrumors newbie

    AitchB

    Joined:
    May 18, 2018
    #1
    Hi everyone,

    This is my first post as I've only just started to try Applescript.

    I have a script that I wish to attach to a folder but cannot see how to attach it.

    The script was saved in iCloud/Script Editor
    I moved the script to ...>Users / me / library / scripts (on the iMac)

    I right click on the test folder and go to Folder Actions Setup...
    It will not show the Applescript.

    Can some kind person tell me what I am doing wrong and is there a very basic book, video or something that I could get some basic info before going any further?

    I do understand scripting and with a bit of help should achieve something but at the start, I am lost!

    Here's hoping,

    Henry
     
  2. chabig macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2002
    #2
    In Folder Actions Setup, click on the little plus sign at the bottom of the left column. That opens a file picker where you select your script.
     
  3. AitchB thread starter macrumors newbie

    AitchB

    Joined:
    May 18, 2018
    #3
    Thanks Chabig, I can do that but the script I want is not shown!
     
  4. chabig macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2002
    #4
    You'll have to navigate to your Library/Scripts folder in order to see the file.
     
  5. AitchB, May 18, 2018
    Last edited: May 18, 2018

    AitchB thread starter macrumors newbie

    AitchB

    Joined:
    May 18, 2018
    #5
    This what I do:
    Wrote the script "Flickr". Saved it in iCloud Script Editor then moved it to the iMac - user / me / library / scripts
    I click on my desktop folder, "Test Folder" and click on Folder Actions Setup...
    Its window opens.
    In one window my "Test Folder" is selected.
    In the other window, I see "On" and "Script"
    I click the + sign and I receive a list of all the scripts available.
    My script "Flickr" is not listed!

    Hope that explains it better.
    --- Post Merged, May 18, 2018 ---
    My bad !!!

    I was moving it to my user/me/library/Scripts... etc.
    It should have been: iMac /library/Scripts/Script Editor Scripts/Folder Action Handlers
    (for anyone else that might get puzzled)

    Thanks. You helped clear my mind. Now off to play.

    Henry

    PS It worked too !!!
     

Share This Page