Downloads (archiving automatization)?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MBX, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. MBX macrumors 65816

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    is there a way to set an option where all movie files (mp4, mov, mpeg, avi, etc.) move into the movie folder once completely downloaded?

    currently when i download clips or google videos they go into the download stacks. this is all cool with other files but i'd like movie-clips to go directly into the movie folder. unfortunately there's no such options in safari preferences (to have different locations for different file-types)

    any suggestions?
     
  2. John01021988 macrumors 6502

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    yeah I would like to have this feature as well, maybe using automator?
     
  3. MBX thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i thought about using automator but then again the few clicks i make in automator i can do in the finder as well.
     
  4. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    Well, what if you were to make an automator action that watched that folder, or was triggered by the download. Then, it would spot that a new file was put in there, check the file type, and if it conforms to a preset or something, then it gets moved to a specific folder.
     
  5. MBX thread starter macrumors 65816

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    do you have an example of how to setup something like that?
     
  6. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    No, because I haven't been able to find quite that ability in Automator yet. I may try doing some Automator recordings, or a script see what happens then.
     
  7. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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  8. MBX thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thanks so much. checking it out now.
     

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