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10.4: Save PDFs to Web Receipts with FileVault enabled System 10.4
For some reason, the Save PDF to Web Receipts Folder workflow is incompatible with FileVault -- it gives an error when you try to run it.

Whatever the underlying problem is, it's the New Folder action in that workflow that's incompatible with FileVault. One fix is to make a copy of the workflow (which lives in /Library » PDF Services), open it in Automator, and replace the New Folder action with Copy Finder Items.

I'd also suggesting adding the fixes from this recent hint, to prevent the overwriting of items in the web receipts folder, while you're in there with Automator.
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10.4: Save PDFs to Web Receipts with FileVault enabled
Authored by: ars on Feb 15, '07 10:12:30AM

In general Applescript and Filevault don't work very well together. Some people call it even a bug that you can't write with applescript to a filevault encrypted directory. As for this hint, it is shorter than my work around. My workaround was to save the file via the workflow first to a folder outside the filevault directory, say inside the Shared folder and then move the contents into a folder inside my personal Documents folder. I suspect the reason that the hint works is that while applescript fails to copy or move files into a filevault protected directory, the commandline unix commands do work. I guess that the automater actions of copying and moving are based directly on the unix commands. I have not tried the command line mkdir to see whether this creates a new folder inside a filevault protected directory.

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10.4: Save PDFs to Web Receipts with FileVault enabled
Authored by: mahakali on Mar 23, '07 02:30:49PM

You don't need an automator. Just create a folder called "Web Receipts" in your Documents folder, then create a link/alias and store the alias inside a folder called "PDF Services" in your user Library. You can also make an alias of an app & store it inside PDF Services to create a simple "open with" menu item.

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