Currently Being ModeratedApr 7, 2010 6:18 AM (in response to Phillyman)I'm guessing (from lack of detail) that you're dragging-and-dropping from the list view of a Finder window. I don't know why, but that is very problematic. It seems like a good idea since you can click on the headers to sort the files first. Unfortunately, that order is not retained when dropped into Automator.
Best to drag from the column view of a Finder window to the Automator action. Tip: just dropping some files into a blank area of the workflow will automatically add the action with those files.
Once you have the files in the Get Finder Items action, then you can reorder them by dragging them up or down within the action.MacBook 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo, iPhone 3GS, Mac OS X (10.6.3), 2 GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedApr 8, 2010 6:26 AM (in response to Phillyman)Try to add a +Sort Finder Items+ and tell it to sort by Name after your +Get Specific Items+.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 12, 2010 8:27 AM (in response to Kelly Coull)Sorry it took me a couple of days...I have been out of computer/internet reach for a couple of days! Sooo, thanks for the sort idea.... Tried it and it seems to have solved my issue.
Thanks for the help,
Phillymanmacbook, Mac OS X (10.6.2), imac 20 inch and macbook (metal)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2013 7:17 PM (in response to Phillyman)
When you search, it's also not easy to reverse the order if you're viewing by name. If you click on the column heading "Name" nothing happens in Mountain Lion 10.8.3. I can fix it if I select view by none. Which makes little sense.
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