Run Rules Manually

Normally, Hazel runs rules automatically as needed. Occasionally, though, you may need to force rules to run. For example:

  • After you edit a rule, Hazel introduces a brief delay before running it again, but you may want it to run immediately.

  • You may want to run rules once on a folder for which all rules are paused (see  Enable, Disable, or Pause Rules ), rather than resuming the rules for that folder.

  • If rules should be running but aren’t, you may want to try running them manually as a troubleshooting step.

  • You may want to override Hazel’s default behavior of running an action only once on a matching file. (See  Understand the Logic of Rules .) Running rules manually causes actions to apply to matching files even if they previously matched a given rule.

To manually run the rules for a given folder, do any of the following:

  • Select the folder whose rules you want to run and choose “Run Rules Now” from the Action   menu.

  • Right-click (or Control-click) a folder and choose “Run Rules Now” from the contextual menu.

  • With the Hazel status menu   enabled, choose “Run Rules” >  Folder Name  from that menu.

SEE ALSO

Enable, Disable, or Pause Rules

Stopping & Restarting Hazel

Understand the Logic of Rules