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10.4: Use Automator to keep the desktop clean
Authored by: Mac1985 on May 07, '06 01:45:11AM

I just don't understand why this won't work for me. I'll ask it to find files on the Desktop with the extension of .jpg, for instance.

I have two files with .jpg on the desktop. I have a folder on the desktop with a .jpg in it. Automator will ONLY find the .jpg in the folder.

It never sees any files directly on the Desktop. This seems to be very unique to the desktop folder and not any others.

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10.4: Use Automator to keep the desktop clean
Authored by: tomhannen on Jul 11, '06 04:47:34AM

Aargh... Use with caution!

Automator goes recursivley into any folders on your desktop. So for example, if you have a folder full of animation frames in different subdirectories on your desktop, this will make Automator drop them all into one folder! And you can't undo it...

Anyone know of a way to make it only act on items on the desktop, not recursively into folders on the desktop?

Also - to the person having problems with JPG files - make sure you type "jpg" not ".jpg" into the extensions box. (ignore the quotation marks).

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