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Capture folder, creates a folder if its missing, bug or feature?


We just discovered that when you set a folder to capture that doesnt exist in workflow, it actually creates the folder and subfolders automatically.

Is this intended or not?

Thank you
Kind regards

This behaviour is expected. Normally it should display a prompt informing the user that it is going to do this:


However if you are using a variable as the directory name, that might be why it doesn’t.

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Justin Leigh

Thanks Justin.

Yes absolutely correct , I use a dynamic variable to capture a folder.

Based on your respond, Its safe to say that given a path as a variable, capture folder will create the folders automatically. And the behaviour wont be changed in the future updates/iteration.

This can be useful when creating empty folders inside your workspace. That will be used later without the need to write a script.

Thanks again!
Kind regards