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I'm trying to add an Apple Script to my Download directory. From what I read on the Internet I need to copy the script to Macintosh HD -> Libraries -> Scripts -> Folder Action Scripts - however, I don't see this directory on ML, what should I do?


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You need to drag it into your personal library, not the system-wide.

  • Switch to Finder
  • Shift-Cmd-G and enter ~/Library/Scripts to open a Finder window
  • In case there isn't a Folder Action Scripts folder inside the newly opened window, just create one manually
  • Copy the folder action scripts into the folder called Folder Action Scripts
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I don't have the directory ~/Library/Scripts :( – Anonymous Jul 28 '12 at 15:07
Then create this folder as well by just going to ~/Library in step 2. – patrix Jul 28 '12 at 15:08
OK, let me try this. – Anonymous Jul 28 '12 at 15:08
~/Library is hidden in Finder, you can (among other ways) access it by using <kbd>Shift-Cmd-G</kbd>. And yes, your folder actions should be in your home folder (you don't have write access to /Library/... anyway). – patrix Jul 28 '12 at 15:17
OK, copied it and I can see it in Finder. Now I want to be able to link it to my ~/Downloads folder, I went into Finder Action Setup of ~/Downloads folder, but I can't find the script in the list - what should I do? – Anonymous Jul 28 '12 at 15:18

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