File finder items into date folders

I often find that I collect a lot of supplied files in a folder that soon becomes disorganised. A quick way to organise things is by filing them into folders according to their modification date. Install this script in the Finder toolbar as explained fully on the Dr Scripto home page.

Select some files and activate the script by clicking the its icon. The selected files (and folders) will be filed into new folders based on their modification dates.

Below is an example “before” situation: (what a mess!)

FinderMakeNewDateFolder_Before

The script gives you a number of options regarding the naming convention of the folders. Each option is designed to put the folders into alphabetical and chronological order.

FinderMakeNewDateFolder_DialogBox

Whatever you choose will become the default for next time.

Here is what it looks like after running the script:

FinderMakeNewDateFolder_After
Much neater!

FinderMakeNewDateFolder_After_Closed

Note, because of the Mac’s security settings, it may refuse to open this app because it is unsigned. To open this app for the first time, right click on it and select “Open”.

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