How to create new folder from selection of ONE file in finder

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  1. oldmacs, May 17, 2019
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    oldmacs macrumors 601

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    #1
    Hi all,
    I'm organising a huge number of scans and photos and the process would be made infinitely easier if I was able to select ONE file and right click to create a 'new folder from selection'.

    Any ideas on how to do this? Is there some sort of mod or hack I could use?

    Thanks!
     
  2. casperes1996 macrumors 68040

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    ⌘+^+N

    You're welcome :)
     
  3. mikzn, May 17, 2019
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    #3
    actually if you select multiple items and then right click while they are still selected it will give you the menu option to create a folder with those items placed in the new folder

    control+click on the multiple items and look at the top of the contextual menu

    another option - use "customize toolbar" to add actions (looks like a "gear") to the window toolbar for a one click menu and add folder
     
  4. oldmacs thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yes this only works for multiple files. I want to create a folder from a single file.

    Thanks for the suggestion, but this seems to just create a new folder without moving the selected file in automatically - or am I missing something?
     
  5. mikzn macrumors 65816

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    yeah - strange - it does not work with only one file
     
  6. retta283 macrumors 6502a

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    File - New Folder With "item name" does not work? Works for me with one item.
     
  7. mikzn macrumors 65816

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    yep - that works

    also so does casperes1996's short cut - ctl+⌘+N
     
  8. oldmacs thread starter macrumors 601

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    Oh god I'm having a stupid moment - I was reading Command Shift N not Command Control N..... Derp!
     
  9. casperes1996 macrumors 68040

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    Hehe, happens to the best of us ;)
     
  10. oldmacs thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thanks for the tip though, made sorting so much easier!!
     
  11. casperes1996 macrumors 68040

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    You're welcome :).
    Honestly just found it by clicking the Help menu in Finder and typed "Folder from"
     

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