can you help make this workflow?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by OrangeCuse44, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. OrangeCuse44 macrumors 65816

    OrangeCuse44

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    I have never used Automator so im not sure if this is even possible, but what I want to do is move all .mpeg, .avi, and .mov file types from a specific folder and throw them into my Movies folder. The folder im moving from is the mother folder for a lot of sub folders so this would save me a lot of time. Can i get some help creating this in automator?
     
  2. termina3 macrumors 65816

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    Using the Finder toolset, "Find Finder Items" then "Move Finder Items"
     
  3. OrangeCuse44 thread starter macrumors 65816

    OrangeCuse44

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    holy crap that was awesome. it took .5 seconds. another reason im happy i convertedt to mac.


    Edit: does anyone have some useful workflows they would like to share?
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/1C28 Safari/419.3)

    yeah I would be interested in learning some workflows
     
  5. termina3 macrumors 65816

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    Well, I use Aperture to organize all of my files, so upon connecting my camera to the computer I run:

    ask finder for items (finder)
    import photos (aperture)
    set IPTC tags (aperture)

    you don't really need to learn anything–just think of something you'd like to automate, and go through, finding the different actions you'd like replicated.
     

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