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Using Automator to move folders

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dpg50000 Calculating status...
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Mar 22, 2008 11:21 AM

I am trying (without much success) to work out the following via Automator:

I have a folder named Unsorted with lots of subfolders. Inside these subfolders are MP3's.

I want to use Automator to select as many of these folders as possible until they total 650mb (so they fit on CD) and then move them to another folder created by Automator, i.e. MP3 Cd1. Then repeat with the remaining files in the Unsorted folder, with the destination folder being MP3 Cd2 (and 3 etc) until the Unsorted folder is empty.

Any tips on how to accomplish this would be most appreciated.
iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • pjdube Level 3 Level 3 (830 points)
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    Apr 7, 2013 6:30 PM (in response to dpg50000)

    I can help you out with this.


    Can you tell me the typical size that you have of one of your mp3's?



  • pjdube Level 3 Level 3 (830 points)
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    Apr 7, 2013 7:11 PM (in response to dpg50000)

    You can start with this:


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    That's why i was asking what is the average size of your mp3. So when you run this just change the loop to however many times you want so that it does not exceed 650mb. Then just run the workflow again (change the target folder).


    Obviously if they are all completely different sizes then I will have to get back to you and figure out something else.


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