Automator help

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Ryzaminnelli, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. Ryzaminnelli macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2013
    Hi there,

    I have been trying to figure this out today and yesterday and have had no luck, please help if you can!

    I have an excel sheet of 15,000 image file names: eg 10010001.jpg, 10010002.jpg etc
    I also have a folder of 42,000 images named using the same format.

    The 15,000 images exist within the folder containing the 42,000 images - that is to say they make up part of the 42,000.

    What I am trying to do is use automator to filter the 15,000 out of the 42,000 so I am left with 27,000 images in a separate folder.

    So far I've tried this on automator:

    - Find filter Items (42,000 files)
    - Filter Finder Items (Any of the following are true: name contains {15,000 image names pasted in from excel})
    - Get selected finder items
    - Move Finder items (to selected folder {destination})

    I've tried different variations of this too and its not working. I tried this a few months ago with a smaller number of images and it seemed to work fine - no idea why its not working this time!

    I know I could do this manually but what I'm hoping is that someone will be able to help me out so I can just leave automator running in the background whilst I get on with other work.

    Thank you!

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