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I'm new to AppleScript and after doing:

set folder_name to "New_Folder"
tell application "Finder" to make new folder at desktop
set my_folder to result as alias
tell application "Finder" to set the name of my_folder to folder_name
get my_folder

I get: alias "/Users/frank/Desktop/untitled folder"

I thought alias was dynamic, why my_folder reference is not changing after renaming the folder? i.e. alias "/Users/frank/Desktop/New_Folder"

How can I accomplish that?

  • I am getting the same issue on Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G65) – donileo Aug 23 '18 at 21:42
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I'm not quite sure why you're not getting the correct information. Running your code on my system (macOS High Sierra) returns the correct alias to the renamed folder.

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This code should return the proper value for the alias value you are looking for

set folder_name to "New_Folder"
tell application "Finder" to set my_folder to ¬
    (make new folder at desktop with properties {name:folder_name}) as alias
return my_folder

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