How to use automator to clean up some files?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jrm27, May 23, 2011.

  1. jrm27 macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2008
    Hello all,

    I've got a but of a problem and hopefully automator can help. I had a file with 1000 documents in it. Of the 1000 documents in the folder, I moved 600 to another folder... leaving abotu 400 documents in the original folder. My plan was to print the 400 documents. However, I did something bizarre and it deleted the folder with the 400 documents instead of the 600 documents. No, I still have the original source file of 1000 documents, and the folder of 600 removed documents. I'd love it id there were way for me to use automator to compare these tow file folders, cross reference them, and pull out the 400 files that aren't in both folders. Does that even make sense? Any help? Thanks!

  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    You could use dupeGuru to scan two folders for duplicates and then delete the duplicates.
  3. jrm27 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2008
    thanks for the tip. WHen I run dupe guru though, it only shows that I have 190 files that are "dupes". There should be 600. I wonder what I'm doing wrong.

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