Automagically create annual month folders

On my computer, I’m in the habit of using lots of subfolders for my organization of reports and other output I generate from my financial software {1}. I prefer to use a structure of month names inside the for the year, with forced chronological order.

For instance:


So I wrote an Automator script to do this for me automatically.ย  It took me a long time to get around to doing it.ย  I had been creating all these myriad subfolders by hand until now.

To use this, you save as a Finder service here:

~/Library/Services/create annual month folders.workflow

Then, in Finder you select a folder where you want to have the month subfolders created, right click and select Services and then “create annual month folder” and voila!

month folders screenshot


create annual month folders


  1. Quicken-killer Moneydance []

2 thoughts on “Automagically create annual month folders”

  1. Or, you could have created a blank set of them and then copied that folder for every year. ๐Ÿ™‚

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