Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!


Click here to return to the 'A script to sort the Downloads folder by download date' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
A script to sort the Downloads folder by download date
Authored by: stephenhart on Nov 15, '06 09:20:42AM

I organize a folder called "Current Updaters" by date downloaded, then occasionally sort by this date and burn older updaters to CD. I couldn't find a way to do this with Automator, and I'm no AppleScript guru, so I reverted to QuicKeys.

I set up a QuicKey that invokes Get Info, inserts the current short date in Spotlight Comments, then moves the file from Download to Current Updaters.

One downside is that I have to do one file at a time. Another is that the QuicKey move will fail if there's already a file with the same name in Current Updaters.



[ Reply to This | # ]