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Workflow help: Highlight Windows server path, convert to smb:// path, and open location

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I have spent quite a bit of time over the past day or so trying to figure this one out without success.


The goal of this workflow is to do the following:

  • Highlight a Windows server path like \\filesrv01\folder\folder2
  • Convert it to smb://filesrv01/folder/folder2
  • Open this folder location

In case it matters, the server to which I will be navigating does us AD authentication.


So far, I have gotten as far as using the following workflow to convert the path: http://cloud.dferg.us/pkSA


I had to change the script a bit to the following:

path = "{query}"
unc = ""

parts = path.split('\\')
unc = parts.join('/')

print "smb:/#{unc}"


Now that I have the correct form of the path, I cannot figure out how to just simply launch this. I would really rather avoid having to activate finder, hit command K, and then paste in the path.


Some topics I have combed through on the forum are:





Any help would be appreciated.




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Nevermind all. I actually figured this one out :D


I just needed to add an osascript that did the following within the convert path workflow linked above:


tell application "Finder"
    tell application "System Events" to key code 40 using command down
    tell application "System Events" to key code 9 using command down
    tell application "System Events" to key code 36
end tell


This opens Finder, hits Command K, hits Command V, and then hits Enter.


I found the key codes by using the KeyCodes app here: http://manytricks.com/keycodes/


I hope this helps others out.

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