automator

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by maremalin, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. maremalin macrumors newbie

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    Nov 18, 2006
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    Woking/UK
    #1
    Hello,
    I've got around 2k jpg files in one folder.
    Can i use automator to sort them and put in new folders?
    I need automator to take info from the file, create new folder (date), and move file to new folder.
    So at the end i will have all files in new folders - folder for each day.
    Is that possible wit automator?

    maremalin
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #2
    It might be easier to make Smart Folders with different parameters that automatically update to keep certain files together. :)
     
  3. numlock macrumors 68000

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    Mar 13, 2006
    #3
    i think its the same with smart folders and an automator script. You will have to create a new smart folder for each day and you will have to run the automator script once for each day (while creating a new date folder and adjusting the automator script for the next day).

    The automator script would be something like this
    Finder finder items (your current folder)
    Date created/modified xx.xx.xxxx
    move finder items to (your newly created matching date folder)
     

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