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Hi the image below is a screenshot of a workflow i have set up to use Handbrake. The problem is that it only acts on AVI's that are in the root of Movies, it doesn't say, grab an AVI inside Movies->Title->title.avi.

How can i adjust this to do this?


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This might be a better fit on Ask Different? – bmike Jul 9 '11 at 15:09

I use Hazel to trigger Automator workflows. Recursive application of workflows to embedded folders is easy with Hazel.

In Hazel, add your top level folder for monitoring.

Add the following rule for that folder:

If all the following conditions are met

  • *Sub-file/folder Count is greater than 0
  • *Kind is Folder

Do the following to the matched file or folder:

  • Run rules on folder contents


You need another Hazel rule to do the actual work of triggering the Automator workflow. This can have a wide variety of possible conditions. The action should be:

Run Automator workflow name of your workflow

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