3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 17, 2012 10:43 AM by Eric Root
jt6572 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

hey all

i am trying to create my first, yes, sorry! first automator workflow and have what should be an easy question:

i would like to scan a directory for folders containing a certain filetype appearing there in the last week, and to then copy the folders and contents to a new folder created upon a positive result.

 

i am able to do this with an existing folder, however i cant newly create a folder (eg; if new folders in directory A are found, then create directory B and copy new folders (and contents) to directory B.

 

my error is "directory B doesnt exist"...obviously!

 

the reason i want to create a new folder (on my desktop?) is so i will know when it has been updated. i saw something where you can create dated folders - would that be a solution?

 

very new to automator and working my way to basic workflows. would really appreciate guidance.

 

thank you.


iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)