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Feb
22
comment Have Automator add original path to Spotlight Comment for a file when moving to the trash
In that case I'm not going to get much further with my project - I'm trying to get an automator workflow that will "fix" the trash functionality. I don't get this by creating a "special" way to move files to the trash. I guess what I have achieved so far allows me to find recently deleted items, and the Put Back functionality works at least some of the time. That'll do for now. Thanks for the assistance.
Feb
21
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Feb
21
comment Have Automator add original path to Spotlight Comment for a file when moving to the trash
I'll award the bounty to this, as it has probably set me in the right direction, but it hasn't really answered the question for me.
Feb
20
comment How to force ejection of a DVD
@gosmond -yeah you are right - this should probably be marked as an exact duplicate.
Feb
20
comment Have Automator add original path to Spotlight Comment for a file when moving to the trash
This looks very helpful in that it shows how to get the path of a file but I am using the Folder Action receives files and folders added to Trash. I already have a step which appends the timestamp and user that deleted the item to the Spotlight comment. How can I append the original path to this comment as a separate step?
Feb
20
comment Which low cost server device is compatible with iOS VPN on demand?
This question may be more on topic at Server Fault (www.serverfault.com), or at least you may get more Cisco people lurking there.
Feb
20
comment Buying a Macbook pro retina 15", RAM or storage?
I'd second this. Only five years ago, 256GB of storage would have seemed plenty and you wouldn't have worried. Not having enough RAM is going to hurt on a daily basis.
Feb
19
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Feb
19
comment How to move not copy files into iTunes
-1 - why? What is wrong with this? It worked for me, and it was my question.
Feb
19
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19
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Feb
19
comment How Can I Use AirPlay Globally for System Sound?
-1 - why? It works.
Feb
15
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15
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Feb
15
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Feb
15
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Feb
15
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Feb
15
comment Have Automator add original path to Spotlight Comment for a file when moving to the trash
@HairOfTheDog - that's right - I've got everything else done already.
Feb
15
comment Have Automator add original path to Spotlight Comment for a file when moving to the trash
@ShaneHsu - I found the Put Back option. It works fine for individual files that were deleted, but not if their parent folder was deleted (and Put Back isn't available for parent folders). Anyway, sometimes I might want to Put Back based on where the file was originally (e.g. I deleted a bunch of files out of a folder in one go and may want to restore only a few of them).
Feb
14
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