Automator Folder action basic help

GuillaumeB

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Hello i'm simply trying to move files on the desktop to another folder.
I succeeded on another machine but I'm having trouble on another one
As shown below, the script is very basic. I used to do it several time but on my MBP it' just wont work

- Desktop & Documents folders is disable in iCloud
- I granted automator Full disk access
- Checking/unchecking "Repeat for each subfolders found" does not solve the problem

I'm on Catalina. Anyone has an idea of what's wrong ?
Thank you very much
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bogdanw

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Give /System/Library/CoreServices/Folder Actions Dispatcher.app Full Disk Access.
Open /System/Library/CoreServices/Applications/Folder Actions Setup.app, Enable Folder Actions, add the Desktop and the script.
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GuillaumeB

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Thanks for you reply. I do appreciate

I followed your steps, even rebooted but it still is not working :(

Any files that are on the desktop arent being moved to that folder

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bogdanw

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I'm not sure how it is supposed to work, isn't it working for new files added to Desktop?
 

GuillaumeB

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that's right, it's not working for new files added to the desktop. I just dont get it. that script should be so simple. Not sure what I am missing
 

bogdanw

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It's working for me. Try to select using the full path for each folder in Automator and Folder Actions Setup.
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