Using Automator and AppleScript to compress a folder full of JPEG files. Maybe you have a folder full of JPEG images that you want to re-compress so that they. How do I get Automator to take the first file ending in mov, compress it, then go back and get the next and compress it, and so on, until the. In this article, we’ll show you how to use the Automator app to create a simple service that will have you resizing images in just a couple of.

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By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. If I select all of these folders in the Finder and do “Compress [X] Items,” I get one zip file containing all of the folders, whereas what I want is one zip file per folder.

I tried creating a workflow with Automator using the “Create Archive” action, but it behaves the same way: There’s no way to specify that the action run on each item individually. Basically, I’m looking for a way to avoid having to tediously run “Compress” in the Finder on every single folder one at a time.


Is there any way to automate this? Here is an Automator Service that becomes available in Finder when Folders are selected and emulates the context-menus Compress [n] Items command except it creates an individual zip archive file for each selected Folder in the name of the selected Folder.

If the Folder Name. This ensures an existing zip archive file is not touched and the zip archive filename will be automatically incremented as necessary. Set Service receives selected to folders and in to Finder.

There commpress have it, a way to compress multiple folder separately and simultaneously at one time in individual zip archives while emulating how Finder creates a zip archive file. There’s an alternative solution that’s built-in if you don’t want to use Automator and are fine with changing Archive Utility’s settings.

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Batch compress multiple folders into individual zip files Ask Question. I have dozens of folders that I need to compress into individual zip files. I updated my answer to improve the code used to increment the zip archive filename so it emulates how the Finder context-menu Compress [n] Items command increments a filename.

So please update it in your implementation otherwise it steps on File Name 2. Autonator Create the Service: Image of Compress Folders Separately Service.

I checked both your solution and ababak’s. They give exactly the same result and ababak’s is far easier to implement.

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I up voted both anyway. Open the Archive Utility. Skeleton Bow 2, 1 16 Is there a way to set up an Automator service to open with Archive Utility.

I ran into a limitation as Archive Utility. Ask Different works best with JavaScript enabled.