When I have console open and try to run my Automator App file it says:
The application"[AppName]" can't be opened
(Where [AppName] is my filename)
I searched for that on Google and got this:
Will check that out
Not too helpful, but...
a -1712 error is a timeout error for Apple Events. Often your Mac sends an Apple Event to a program asking it to start (when you double click an icon in the Finder) or to open a document (when you double click a document icon in the Finder).
- Open Spotlight
- type "Automator"
- Select "Application" for type of document.
- Click "Choose"
- Your cursor will be in the "Name" field. Type "Launch"
- Double Click "Launch Application" (this will add a Launch Application item to the right side)
- Select an application to launch or leave the default set to "Contacts"
- Save the application somewhere you could access it from either this account or a managed account equally well.
- Close Automator.
- Open Finder and navigate to the file.
- Double-click the file.
- Contacts should open.
- Log out of this account and log into a managed account (with full application permissions, nothing limited)
- Try to run the same application file.
On my computer double clicking the file just deselects it... or sometimes I get that -1712 error above.
- The solution I would up with was creating a new account (Standard).
- Verifying the account could run Automator Apps.
- Deleting the old account and leaving its files in place.
- Copying all the old files to the new account
- Re-setting up ALL my preferences and applications (hours of work)
- Now everything runs great.
Soooo obnoxious. I'm sure there was some other fix that could have been done, but Apple didn't seem to care and told me they don't support Automator when I had called them. I wasn't asking for specific script support, just for the basics functioning.