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#1 2019-07-01 11:38:04 am

mrmech
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How do you run a service in a root directory?

Hi Everyone,

Basically, I want to run an automator service in the root directory of an external drive that will create a new folder.  As far as I can tell, you can only run a Service in Finder by right-clicking a file or folder (or using the menu options).  I want to open the drive, right-click the blank space in the finder window, then run the service.  Using a shortcut would work also.

Thanks for any help!

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#2 2019-07-13 08:47:22 am

KniazidisR
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Re: How do you run a service in a root directory?

But why? No need to create such custom quick action. When you open the drive, then perform right-click on the blank space in the Finder window, popups menu with menu item "New Folder" (say, that is ready quick action from Apple)


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#3 2019-07-17 07:43:49 am

mrmech
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Re: How do you run a service in a root directory?

I'm trying to make an automator workflow that will copy a Project Template and a group of folders to an external drive. 

Basically, it will:

1. Ask me for a Project Name
2. Ask me for the drive to save to
3. Create a folder with the Project Name
4. Copy a group of folders and files into the new Project Folder.

Right now, I have it running as an app.  But, I would also like to run it as a service so I can open the external drive, right-click, then choose "Create Project Here" from the context menu.

Thanks for any help!

PS - I should add that I already have the automator app working.

Last edited by mrmech (2019-07-17 10:31:22 am)


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