Does an App like this exist?(IMPORTANT)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mackcat, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. mackcat macrumors newbie

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    When I save a file or put a file on the Desktop, I want it to go to the appropriate folder for it's file type, e.g., .jpg>Pictures, .mpg>Movies, .doc to Documents, etc. I am not interested in using Scripts.

    Thanks a lot,

    Mackcat:apple:
     
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  3. mackcat thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can simply set up aliases on your Desktop to folders in your Documents folder. Then, you can drag and drop or save files to those aliases, which will put them in the proper folder.
     
  5. mackcat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But I also want to klean up whats already there
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    So clean it up. You can simply drag and drop files in whatever folders you want.
     
  7. mackcat thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    .... and?
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    First spell check your posts, since you're having trouble spelling 'clean" and "crap".


    Second there really is no "automated" process to move the files to different folders. GGJstudios is correct move the files to the location you wish and be done. It doesn't matter if there's a lot. Some things in life require work and there are no short cuts. Spend the time to do it right and you'll be better off.
     
  10. robgendreau macrumors 68030

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    You are rather stuck with the mess on your desktop that you made; it's going to require some human intervention to move the files that are already there.

    But rather than work ON the Desktop, open the Desktop folder in a list view, sort by type, and then group select by type and drag them where you want them to go.

    And then in the future don't save stuff to the Desktop folder. Save them to the appropriate folder. You might try Default Folder X; it makes doing that super easy.
     
  11. sh0ebox macrumors member

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    Hazel can do this for you if I'm not mistaken.
     
  12. TreoRenegade macrumors regular

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    Confirmed. Among the most frequently used apps in my stash.
     

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