Automator backup action, help!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by nesbitt_a, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. nesbitt_a macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2003
    Hi Guys,
    I'm trying to create a custom automator action to perform a backup to another hard disk, of some files on my system.

    So far, I have:
    get specified finder items > (takes the files I want backed up)
    copy finder items > (copies these files to a directory)
    get specified finder items > (selects a directory for renaming)
    rename finder items > (adds a date to the folder name)

    The problem is that the second get specified finder items selects the directory for renaming and appends today's date on the end. BUT, it also appends the date on every file i've copied in the first place. I'm guessing that when automator gets a specified finder item it is equivilant to multiple selection. Is there any way to 'forget' every selection before I run the rename command?

  2. nesbitt_a thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2003
    Silly me, solved by clicking the 'ignore results from previous action'!

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