I’m trying to delete a bunch of empty albums using AppleScript. I have verified that I am “getting”/“collecting”/whatever-appropriate-terms-you-prefer the correct albums.
But when I try to delete these empty albums, I get an error along these lines:
error "Can’t make item 1 of every album of folder id \"wFSS4tONSgyq4NWwnUthVA\" of folder id \"6Aod8RunTj+3Nsz2jmM1xA\" into type integer." number -1700 from item 1 of every album of folder id "wFSS4tONSgyq4NWwnUthVA" of folder id "6Aod8RunTj+3Nsz2jmM1xA" to integer
The same error occurs whether I try to delete the empty albums while I am looping through my albums and checking whether each one is empty, or if I collect the empty albums into a list and use a second loop to delete the albums in the list.
What is going on? The documentation clearly states “only albums and folders can be deleted”.
repeat with project_folder in PROJECTS_SUBFOLDERS --log "PROJECT FOLDER: " & project_folder's name & ¬ --"\nID: " & project_folder's id if (count of project_folder's albums) is greater than 0 then --log "\n" --log project_folder's name as text --log project_folder's id as text --log "" repeat with abm in project_folder's albums --log "Class: " & abm's class as text --log "Album: " & abm's name as text --log "ID: " & abm's id as text if (count of abm's media items) is equal to 0 then --log (count of abm's media items) log abm's name as text set the end of empty_albums to abm end if end repeat end if end repeat log "now, to delete..." repeat with abm in empty_albums log "Deleting " & abm's name as text delete album abm -- (I have also tried `delete abm` without success) end repeat return
This code is the 2-loop method, but the same occurs if I try to delete empty albums without collecting them into a list first.
Can somebody please tell me what’s going on?!
Can anybody tell me how to get this script to run successfully?