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can't move files to a folder of my choice

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The MacCast has inspired me to explore Automator. This is a great app.


The Automator Action Item "Move Finder Items" only allows you to move files to an existing folder that you assign in Automator. However, I can't figure out how to move a folder's contents to


1) another folder, but where Automator asks me what folder to input it into when the workflow is running.


2) into a new folder that I am asked to create when running the workflow.


I've searched quite a bit online and it appears that I need to create an Applescript that I then input into the Automator workflow. However, Applescript has a learning curve that I don't have time for right now. The time it would take me to learn Applescript would negate the time I would save from using the script!

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Try dropping this into an applescript automator jobby:

on run {input, parameters}
(* This sets the New Folder for other steps *)
return {choose folder with prompt "Create new folder:"}
end run

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