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Acrbat Pro DC Action Wizard > Folders to be Processed > How to limit action to only .PDF?

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In this case, I want to find .pdf's in many folders and save/convert them to .EPS files that remain in the folder with the original .PDF.  This does work.

When creating the action, I can select the Folder hierarchy as desired, and all the pdf's are found and .EPS files are created as desired.

The problem is this:  If there are other file types in that folder, such as .PNG, .PS, .EPS, etc., it also converts those files as well, first to a .pdf then to the .eps.

How can I filter the files to ONLY do the .PDF extensions?

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This used to be possible, but isn't any longer, unfortunately. You'll need to manually remove all non-PDFs before running the Action if you don't want them converted.

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Acrbat Pro DC Action Wizard > Folders to be Processed > How to limit action to only .PDF?

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In this case, I want to find .pdf's in many folders and save/convert them to .EPS files that remain in the folder with the original .PDF.  This does work.

When creating the action, I can select the Folder hierarchy as desired, and all the pdf's are found and .EPS files are created as desired.

The problem is this:  If there are other file types in that folder, such as .PNG, .PS, .EPS, etc., it also converts those files as well, first to a .pdf then to the .eps.

How can I filter the files to ONLY do the .PDF extensions?

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This used to be possible, but isn't any longer, unfortunately. You'll need to manually remove all non-PDFs before running the Action if you don't want them converted.

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This used to be possible, but isn't any longer, unfortunately. You'll need to manually remove all non-PDFs before running the Action if you don't want them converted.

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Thank you.  Since I have over 50,000 files nested in nearly that same number of individual folders, that is not a practical solution for me. I will now need to try to source a third-party solution.

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@smontoney, did you ever find a solution?  I'm looking for the exact same thing.  Thank you!

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There's no solution to this within Acrobat. If you want to only process PDF files you have to only select them, or remove all non-PDFs from the selected folder(s). This can be done using a simple file search application: Search for all files in the folder (and all sub-folders), sort by type, select all but the PDF files and delete.

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