I am trying to create a button on my Finder toolbar powered by applescript to make a copy of a set folder (e.g. /Users/James/doc) and all files/subfolders within it to the current location in Finder.
The motivation for this is that I have a LaTeX documentation format with subfolders such as img that I normally add to every new coding project in a folder called doc, so having a button that adds this folder would save me time instead of manually copying it across each time.
My applescript skills are not very good, I have tried:
set x to ((the target of the front window) as text) as alias set y to ((folder "Users/James/doc") as text) as alias tell application "Finder" duplicate y to x end tell
the error I get from running this first attempt is:
Can’t make target of window 1 of «script» into type text.
tell application "Finder" duplicate folder "Users/James/doc" to (the target of the front window) end tell
which when run gives the error
Finder got an error: Can’t set target of window 1 to folder "Users/James/doc".
(PS: I already know how to turn the applescripts into Finder buttons)