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How to: Batch create multiple folders on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

by on Nov.04, 2011, under How to

Use applescript, compile and run:

set theDestinationFolder to choose folder
set theListOfValues to {“Nome of folder 1”, “Name of folder 2”, “Name of folder 3”}
tell application “Finder”
repeat with theCurrentValue in theListOfValues
make new folder at theDestinationFolder with properties {name:theCurrentValue}
end repeat
end tell

You can also use a .csv file:

set mgCSVfile to choose file

open for access mgCSVfile
set mgList to (read mgCSVfile)
close access mgCSVfile

tell application “Finder”
repeat with x from 1 to count paragraphs of mgList
set mgFolder to container of mgCSVfile as text
set text item delimiters of AppleScript to “,”
set mgThisList to text items of paragraph x of mgList as list
set text item delimiters of AppleScript to “”

repeat with i from 1 to count mgThisList
if item i of mgThisList is not “” then
set mgSubFolder to item i of mgThisList
if (exists folder mgSubFolder of folder mgFolder) is false then
make new folder at mgFolder with properties {name:mgSubFolder}
end if
set mgFolder to (folder mgSubFolder of folder mgFolder) as alias
end if
end repeat

end repeat
end tell

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