Folder Structure

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Folder Structure Wed May 26, 2021 5:32 pm • by rober1y
I have read previous posts about this and at one time had a Hazel rule that worked. Something changed and now it doesn't. Here is my issue: Whenever I get a new client, two folders are created. The first is the name of the client (ex, John Doe) and a subfolder that is the matter (ex, Donation). My old Hazel rule would then populate the matter subfolder with 10 new subfolders for that matter (ex. documents, correspondence, word processing etc.)

I tried to find the old rule online and now have the follow Hazel rule:

"If all of the following conditions are met:

Kind is folder
Subfolder Depth is 1
Name does not start with untitled

Do the following to the matched file or folder:

Run Automator workflow: Create Client File Folders

When I preview this on a Matter folder "Subfolder Depth is 1" it does match, but doesn't create the 10 sub-subfolders in the Matter folder.

When I change to "Subfolder Depth is 0" it doesn't match on the Matter subfolder, but does match the top level (Client name) folder and it puts the 10 sub-subfolder structure there.

Why doesn't it put the structure in the subfolder I want it to use? Help!
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Re: Folder Structure Thu May 27, 2021 10:47 am • by Mr_Noodle
Try going through the troubleshooting guide here: ... ing-guide/

Report back with the output from that.
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