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makefolder ( new_folder ; pathTo )

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Kenneth Durrum, Released Solutions
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Use the perform applescript script step with this function to perform new folder creation with applescript..

Sample Input:
makefolder ( myfolder , mypath )
Sample Output:
tell application "Finder"
if not (exists folder "yourFolder" in alias "your:path:to:" ) then
make new folder in folder "your:path:to:" with properties {name:"yourFolder"}
end if
end tell


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Use the perform applescript script step with this function to perform folder creation action.

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The reason Get ( DocumentsPath ) is failing in the code above is because it returns a POSIX path and Finder needs a HFS path ( colon separated).

"HardDrive:Users:user_name:Documents:"

Make that adjustment and it should work fine.

Craig Williams, Monument, CO
May 03, 2009 3:51pm

Tried that. Didn't work. This change to the CF worked:

"
set ASPath to \"" & pathTo & "\" ¶
tell application \"Finder\" ¶

if not (exists folder \"" & new_folder & "\"" & " in alias ASPath ) then ¶
make new folder in folder " & "\""& pathTo & "\" "& " with properties {name:" & "\"" & new_folder & "\"} ¶
end if ¶
end tell

"

Lorne Walton, Maple Ridge, BC, Canada
May 04, 2009 5:20am

It's bad practice to call Finder to perform operations such as this.
Instead you should use:

tell application " & Quote("System Events") &"¶
make new folder at end of pathTo¶
end tell¶

Jack James, London
May 06, 2009 2:47am

I find it more reliable -- and quicker -- to call a shell script:

set variable $AppleScript to

"do shell script " & quote ( "mkdir /Users/jamesducker/Desktop/whatever/" )


perform applescript $AppleScript

James Ducker, Swindon UK
January 22, 2010 9:32am

James Ducker,

Perfect -SIMPLE- solution

Juan Cardona, Palma, Spain
October 22, 2010 3:39am

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