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#1 2011-12-24 08:03:37 pm

kwanyin
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Registered: 2011-09-04
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Newb needs basic advice for a "Gather Selected Items" service

Hello. I'm new to this but I'm a quick study and I hope someone can point me in the right direction. I'm trying to do the following with a new service:

1. Select a number of items sprinkled hither-and-yon on the Desktop (Snow Leopard).
2. Create a new folder on the Desktop with a title I give it.
3. Move (not copy) the selected items into the new folder.
4. Erase the now-duplicated items that are sprinkled hither-and-yon on the Desktop.

I'm having the most trouble with #4, above. To simply *move* items into a new folder, all I need to do, I think, is

1. Create a service.
2. Get selected items.
3. Make a new folder (the selected items are automatically passed into it).

But in this example, the old, scattered items are still lying all over my desktop, so I have to select them *again* and then move them to the Trash. I don't want to have to do this last step. I want Automator to take care of it.

Sorry, this message doesn't follow the convention for posting code (but there isn't any code).

Any thoughts? Many thanks in advance. smile

Kwanyin

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