Automatically Moving Files With Folder Actions

You can use Automator to create a special action that acts on files added to a folder. In this example, we'll create an action that looks for new screen shot files to appear on the desktop. It will then move them to another folder. You can look at a special controller to see which folder actions are active on which folders, and disable ones you don't need at the moment.

Comments: 2 Responses to “Automatically Moving Files With Folder Actions”

    7 years ago

    If one later decides to get rid of the automator scrip, will the files that used that script still be where they were put; in this case, the documents folder? I would think so, but just checking.

    7 years ago

    Darrell: Yes. The script just moves them, the same as if you were to do it manually.

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