Mountain Lion and Applescript Folder Actions


Are folder actions still working under Lion and Mountain Lion? Checked all (?) settings more than once.


What’s your exact problem.
Here the feature behave flawlessly.

Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) dimanche 5 août 2012 18:56:48

I define a folder and an applescript which deletes everything i put into the folder.

worked excellent up to now. now it just does’nt happen anything. in lion as well as in mountain lion.

Here, this simple script behave flawlessly.

property useFinder : false

-- set this_folder to (path to desktop as text) & "Lazybear:" (* used for tests *)

on adding folder items to this_folder after receiving these_items
these_items is a list of alias
To get rid of possible failure, I don't treat the added items but every files available in the folder.
	if useFinder then
		tell application "Finder"
			set the_files to every file of this_folder
			repeat with aFile in the_files
				delete aFile
			end repeat
		end tell
Use System Events so the files aren't moved to the trash
		set this_folder to this_folder as text
		tell application "System Events"
			set the_files to path of every disk item of folder this_folder whose visible is true
			repeat with aFile in the_files
				delete disk item (aFile as text)
			end repeat
		end tell
	end if
end adding folder items to

Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) lundi 6 août 2012 12:07:26

Hi Yvan

Your script works excellent. I’ll study your code. Thanks you


i am having troubles with folder actions in mountain lion i am using 10.8.1 and i try to enable a simple folder action like alert and it does not work i see there are a ton of people out there with this same issue is there any fix to it that will fix it from not working?

Try delete and
in your user prefs folder.

Those may have become corrupted…