1. VERY NICE. when i first noticed the spotlight comments entry box in the get info window, i thought there was no way i’d expend the energy to add text there. you’ve made it quite easy in bulk processing. and, there are many more features to this workflow. thanx bunches.

    Comment by sean — May 3, 2005 @ 10:17 pm

  2. Amazing workflow. This is something Apple should have written! Exceptional work Rick! Thanks!

    Comment by dave — May 3, 2005 @ 11:24 pm

  3. Waow ! Very nice work. Thank you Rick.

    Comment by Guy — May 5, 2005 @ 1:13 pm

  4. On my OS X 10.4.1 machine, I don’t find that placing the workflow in the specific location(s) does the trick. Instead I used /Library/Application Support/Apple/Automator/Workflows/Applications/Finder . Perhaps this represents a shift in Automator workflow placement?

    Comment by Stephen D — May 18, 2005 @ 12:04 am

  5. That directory is where Apple has their demo workflows, that’s all. ~/Library/Workflows/Applications/Finder hasn’t changed for contextual menu item plug-ins, I’m not sure why you would have a problem placing them there.

    Comment by admin — May 18, 2005 @ 6:26 am

  6. I’ll have to say this is the BEST Batch File Rename/Organizer I’ve seen so far for Tiger… SO many options!!! Great work!!!

    Comment by Annie — June 6, 2005 @ 12:18 am

  7. Hmmm.. I’m new to Automator
    but I don’t have the WorkFlow folders in my Libraries either…

    I created the folder paths but still no go.
    Any tips on setting these folders up
    and any reason my Tiger doesn’t have them????

    Comment by rand — June 20, 2005 @ 4:06 am

  8. An easy way to makes sure the pathway is to create a simple finder script in automator. This will create the proper path for you. Once its created, place the workflow in the folder.

    Comment by Rick Hadley — June 20, 2005 @ 7:22 am

  9. Awesome. One thing would be nice: A ‘skip’ feature for the renaming or other areas of the workflow. I mistakenly renamed a bunch of files (I just wanted to batch-edit the comments) when I (I know…) didn’t read the workflow closely.

    I think I assumed it wouldn’t do anything if I didn’t enter a new name.

    Comment by Allan White — October 5, 2005 @ 7:44 am

  10. Not currently possible; you could insert the “Ask for Confirmation” action, but that stops the whole workflow.

    Comment by Steve — October 5, 2005 @ 7:52 am

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