"Get Specified Items" enacting on EVERYTHING, not just the specified items

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    BobBelcher New Member

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    I have a folder action set up with only 2 items: "Get Specified Items - mSecure" and "Move Finder Items - Move to Backup". However instead of moving JUST the mSecure folder when it shows up, it moves EVERYTHING that is added to Backup.

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    mSecure backs up to Dropbox, but I can't specify where it backs up so it just goes to the Dropbox root. I used to have a Automator action run twice a day to move it and it worked fine, but then I realized I could just have it moved whenever the mSecure folder shows up with a Folder Action. I have other Folder Actions set up that work pretty well (move torrents and nzbs downloaded to the incoming folder for their respective clients). And I had this working as a Automator action that fired from a calendar entry, but when I set it up as a folder action it moves EVERYTHING added to the root to the root/Backup folder instead of just the mSecure folder. Any suggestions?
     
    BobBelcher, Nov 14, 2017
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    Cory Cooper Moderator

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    Hello and welcome.

    Sorry, I am not well-versed in Automator/AppleScript. Maybe the folks over at MacScripter could answer your questions better than I.

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    Thanks for the suggestion! I registered on the site and after not receiving the confirmation email I emailed the moderator and got a bounceback/"does not exist" error. Any other suggestions of where to get help?
     
    BobBelcher, Nov 29, 2017
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