noob trying duplicate files and folders with rename

Just starting out here so please forgive me if this is too simple.
I’ve been searching the archives for examples or something close I could modify and I just can’t find it (286 posts come back on a search)

I have a basic folder in my documents folder that has the name Basic Client Folder, inside this folder are folders for drawings, billing, pictures, documents, programs, etc.
I have basic documents inside these folders like standard drawings, spreadsheets, documents, etc.
All have the name Basic Client.whatever, whatever being whatever app created them.
When I get a new client I copy this folder from my Documents folder to my Documents:Active Projects folder and rename it and all the subfolders and files with the clients name.

(Documents:Basic Client folder >Documents:Active Projects:Jones folder with all the files renamed Jones.whatever).

I put together an Automator Workflow to do this, but it is slow and clunky, and besides I want to learn AppleScript anyway so why not use this as a project to get started.
I just keep banging my head against the wall. I’m getting a serious headache.

Thanks for any help you guys and girls can provide! And Merry Christmas!!


Model: MacPro
AppleScript: 2.2.1
Browser: Safari 525.27.1
Operating System: Mac OS X (10.5)

Here is a wonderful app for doing just this task.

Client Folder Maker

If that doesn’t fit your needs then post the following:

  1. The AppleScript you have come up with so far
  2. The exact representation of before and after folder structures




Merry Christmas!