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The missing finder scripts

Finder scripts are real time savers and super easy to use. They have been part of earlier versions in Mac OS X, but were removed in Lion. Fortunately there is a way to add them back.

Here is how:

  1. First download the scripts to your computer, and unzip the package.
  2. Next thing you need to do is open the AppleScript Editor. You can find it in /Applications/Utilities/AppleScript
  3. After you launched the script editor, open its preferences. You can find them under AppleScript Editor > Preferences … .
  4. Turn “Show Script menu in menu bar” on by selecting the check box. This will add the script menu icon to your toolbar.
  5. Now click on the Script menu icon in your toolbar, and navigate to “Open Scripts Folder” > “Open Computer Scripts Folder”.
  6. A window will open containing script folders that are already included. Here you need to move the unzipped FinderScripts folder from step 1.

Et voilà, you can now use the finder scripts right from your Mac OS toolbar. My favorites are the “Adding/Removing” prefixes and suffixes



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