specify atypical file types in choose file window

Hey guys,

I’ve got an obscure file type with an extension of “.out” and a type identifier of “dyn.age8087py”.

I’ve tried both of the following types of choose file commands:

choose file of type ".out"
choose file of type "dyn.age8087py"

but neither work will let me select any files. They’re all faded and unselectable.

How can I specify file types that aren’t your typical types?




the file type parameter is supposed to be a list and the extension is used without the dot,
so try

choose file of type {"out"}


“dyn.age8087py” is an identifier built on the fly for your « atypical » files.

Under Lion, if you wanted to be able to select one of these files, you were able to store one of them in a known location then use this code :

tell application "System Events"
	set typeID to type identifier of disk item ((path to desktop as text) & "trucmuche.cwk")
end tell

choose file of type {typeID}

Alas, on my machine running Mountain Lion, this doesn’t apply.

Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) vendredi 10 août 2012 20:41:12

Oh the many mistakes I make…

Works now. Thanks!

I too am on mountain lion now… Anyone know the current version of this same trick (even though Stefan’s works perfect)?