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Automator Question: "add to sidebar"
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CaptainHaddock
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Feb 28, 2007, 08:15 AM
 
I was hoping to create an Automator workflow to add specific folders to my sidebar whenever I mount my external drives on my Macbook Pro. The problem is that there doesn't seem to be any action that adds folders to the Finder sidebar.

Does anyone know a way around this? Maybe there's a third-party action available, or an Applescript that'll do the trick, but I haven't been able to find anything.
     
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Mar 30, 2007, 11:40 AM
 
Not exactly an Automator solution (although it could be triggered that way), but how about being able to choose what's in your sidebar from a list of sidebar sets that you create and manage?

If so, look at <http://lonestar.utsa.edu/llee/applescript/worksets.html> and find "Sidebar sets".

Then you might want to configure Launchd. to control the loading of a particular set:

Using launchd with AppleScript to Access a Flash Drive Automatically
     
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Apr 1, 2007, 05:50 AM
 
Thanks for the suggestion, although I'm a little suspicious of anything that hacks the OS as this seems to do. A friend who knows Applescript told me there's absolutely no scripting access to the Finder sidebar. That seems awfully strange to me.

Maybe the Leopard Finder will be different.
     
   
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