Hello guys I'm trying to create a Service to do some repetitive tasks that I have to perform every day. Most of the things I figured out how to automate, but there is one move that seems to be impossible: dragging two folders into a Final Cut Pro 7 project.

Drag folders from Finder without mouse

I tried using Applescript to tell Final Cut the menu commands File/Import/Folder... But apparently the program is not scriptable. Furthermore the parent folder always change, so I can't hardcode the location, although I can tell the current path to the script using automator.

I can't upgrade to Final Cut X for professional reasons, so that's not an option.

Any insight would be appreciated, even to say "You can't do that".

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I think you should try keyboard shortcuts through which you can drag folders from Finder into Final Cut without mouse https://support.apple.com/kb/PH12724?locale=en_US&viewlocale=en_US

  • The problem is I have to navigate to the right folder (that changes every time), which is not possible without some sort of scripting. I am hoping there is some sort of system event or shell code. Commented Sep 2, 2018 at 19:17

I made a simple workaround using an Applescript block, asking for a user confirmation after manual dragging the folders. Its not the best solution but I can get the workflow to keep going after this step.

  • If you are going to down vote my answer at least provide another idea. As far as we know the solution is "impossible" for now. Commented Sep 21, 2018 at 23:49

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