I've made a very simple Automator service (moves some selected files into a new folder). It works fine via the Services -> menu.

So now I'd like to add a keyboard shortcut to launch this action from Finder, but I'm unable to. According to every person on the internet, I can go into System Preferences -> Keyboard Shortcuts, select 'Services' on left panel, then scroll to bottom of right hand list and my service will be listed in the 'General' section. But it's not listed; I only see three items relating to unarchiving.

I've searched the web for people with this same issue but can't find any advice.


If it receives files or folders as input, it should be in the files and folders section and not the general section.

Was the service saved to ~/Library/Services/?

  • Argh! It is indeed in Files and Folders, I thought I checked the whole list earlier on -- maybe I did that before re-launching the Keyboard prefs pane. Thanks!
    – occulus
    Sep 12 '12 at 17:26

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