Save a document multiple places at once?

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  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    Is there a way to save a document at multiple locations at once? For those that will question my motive, as opposed to actually helping answer the question, I find that saving each location one at a time to be more time consuming as I would like and would be nice to be able to hit save, and be saved at locations I desire

    Thanks
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I can see how this might be useful, but I don't know of any way that it's possible.
     
  3. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    for those interested, I sorta got what i wanted by making an automator script that asks for what directory, then copies that directory over to the other loaction
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    So it saves to one location, then copies the saved file to another location that you have to specify?
     
  5. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Yes, in automator, I selected application. Then I selected "Ask for finder items" where I specified where to first look (or the directory/files I want to save).

    I then put the "copy finder items" below and select what directory I want to copy to.

    So now every time I run the app, it will copy my directory I am saving my file to to the specified directory without me having to specify it each time

    More or less a rudimentary syncing app for small scale

    I work from a dropbox folder so the file is on multiple machines. However, dropbox will not back up that file in the sense if it gets screwed up, its screwed up on all devices when I access it. Nice to have a "separate copy" laying around where I back up as needed, in my case a thumb drive. Of course, I use time machine and CCC as well but nice to have it automated when I want for small drives like the thumb drive.
     

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