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Automator Mountain Lion 10.8.2 trying to copy/paste folder

764 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 3, 2012 2:05 PM by Eric Root RSS
OlsonBW Level 2 Level 2 (390 points)
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Dec 3, 2012 11:02 AM

I got a folder which we'll call:

 

Macintosh\users\OlsonBW\Documents\folder1

 

and I want to user Automator to copy the contents of "folder1" and past it into

 

Macintosh\users\OlsonBW\Desktop\folder1

 

How do you do that in Automator? I see how to copy the folder. I don't see how to paste it using Automator and I want it to replace, without asking, the whole contents from Documents\folder1 to Desktop\folder1

 

Note that I want to do this over and over (a quick and easy backup for developing something) with an icon on my Mac desktop. Basically I want to see if something works. If it does, I want a quick and instant backup of that (I also use Time Machine but I'm not always at home and I'm fine if I write over anything as I can always retore from Time Machine when I get back home.

 

So ... anybody know how to do this? No I don't want to buy or use another program. If you don't know how to do this with Automator just skip on to the next question on the boards. I'm not trying to be rude. I'm just trying to save both of us time. Thanks in advance.

 

PS: Why doesn't Automator have its own board? I would use this utility a lot more, 1) If it was easier to use, and 2) If I could find things in one place instead of having to search for Automator each time plus whatever I'm looking for.

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.5), I have Mac OS X 10.8.2

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