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My GUI method
Authored by: MJCube on May 12, '09 09:12:28PM

I do this periodically with the files iChat saves in daily sub-folders, to collect them in monthly folders instead. When I've accumulated a bunch of folders, I:

1. Select them all
2. View as List, sorted by Name
3. Hit right-arrow to open all their triangles at once
4. Command-drag over everything from bottom to top, letting the window auto-scroll if necessary. This reverses my selection, selecting the files and deselecting the folders all in one motion.
5. Drag the files to the destination folder all at once
6. Trash the empty sub-folders

This works because the sub-folders are contiguous in alphabetical order; it wouldn't be as convenient otherwise. And unlike the script in the hint, this works on any subset of sub-folders I select; it doesn't have to be all of them.

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My GUI method
Authored by: ragmaxone on May 13, '09 11:28:35AM

doesn't work with duplicate folders and only for the direct subfolders...

but I like the work around!

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