1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 4, 2012 4:37 PM by Jacques Rioux
b.andersonau Level 1 (0 points)

I attempted to create a folder action to copy any new doc/folder etc that were placed in 'document/uni work' to 'mobile documents/uni work' however once I have set up the folder action it moves a copy of the new file from documents/uni work to mobile documents/uni work but also to mobile document. How do I stop it from putting an additional folder into 'mobile document' - it does not copy the whole folder again, only the new folder or file.


here is how it has been set up.

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MacBook Pro, iOS 5.1.1
  • Jacques Rioux Level 4 (2,960 points)



    Because the first action return the "document/uni work"  folder to  the input of the second action.



    To create a folder action :

    Open Automator.

    You must select the ‘Folder Action’ template (not Workflow) and press ‘Choose’ (to specify the folder).

    Add "Copy Finder item" action.

    Now simply select ‘Save’ from the File menu. Because this is a folder action, it wont ask you where to save the workflow – but simply ask you for a name for the action.