Using Automator to do Disk Utility Tasks?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Benjamindaines, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030


    Mar 24, 2005
    A religiously oppressed state
    I would like to write an Automator application that will take the drive named "NIKON D70" and format it to FAT32 and write Zeros to the disk and rename it to "EMPTY CF." But I don't see any Disk Utility actions in Automator, is there anyway I can get some or do it via Apple Script?

  2. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020


    Jun 14, 2008
    New Hampshire
    In at least the latest Automator (2.02) there is a feature which should handle your need since you want to do the same sequence of events every time.

    In the Actions Library, if you select Utilities you will see an entry at the bottom of the right hand column titled "Watch me do...". From reading the description it would seem that you could use this to record the actions you do one time through the process and it would then repeat the sequence when the Automator Action is called.

    You might want to check out that possibility as it shows great promise.

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