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archiving folder with mac’s automator

Posted by info on August 1st, 2008

When you want a folder to be back-upped inside a folder with a datename for version control. It is very easy to do this with apple’s own automator.Go to automator (in your application folder or with right mouse click on a finder element -> more -> automator)  and select the following actions:

  • Ask for Finder Items 
  • Create Archive
  • New Dated Folder

Enter a name for your zipfile in the create archive folderchoose a dateformat in the new date folder actionselect ‘move passed items to the new folder’ in the new date folder action.and your done.  archivefolder