Automator help

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by squeezy, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. squeezy macrumors member

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    #1
    I've made a workflow to rename any image that's dropped in my Pictures folder to "Wallpaper XXX". Works fine. But when I save it as a folder action, enable it on the folder and try it out, it loads the action, but can't find the pictures for some reason. It just sits there and tries and tires and I have to eventually stop it. Any idea what's causing this?
     
  2. squeezy thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, it "works" after a restart. First it will run, and will take a looooooong time. The workflow works like *snap* that. Once it's done, it runs again, and again, and again.

    After I created the flawless workflow, I saved it as a folder action to that folder. That's it.

    Am I missing something?
     
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  4. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    How about you post the workflow you setup and I can try it tonight. I'm assuming you have the workflow filter for only image files and then you do some kind of sequential numbering?

    Just type it out:
    Applications: Action
    etc...
     
  5. squeezy thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the help!

    Applications: Finder

    Find Finder Items

    • Where: Pictures
    • Whose: Kind - Is - Image
    • Date Created - After - 6/14/2007

    Rename Finder Items (Make Finder Item Names Sequential)

    • Add Number To - New Name - Wallpaper
    • Place Number - After Name - Start Number At - 0
    • Separated By - Space - Unchecked Make All Numbers
     

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