Photoshop Javascript - file exists...

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Oct 20, 2021 Oct 20, 2021

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Hey

 

I just can't get it to work. Which mean its either a bug, or I'm missing a Elephant in my room.

Neither of these commented out commands work >

 

function getUniqueSavePath(path, name) {
    var filePath = path+name+".psb"
    filePath = filePath.replace("//","/")
    //filePath = filePath.replace("/","\\")
    var docFile = File(filePath)
    var inx = 0
    while (docFile.exists) { // docFile.exists// docFile.constructor == File
        inx = inx + 1
        filePath = path + name + "_" + String(inx) + ".psb"
        filePath = filePath.replace("//","/")
        //filePath = filePath.replace("/","\\")
        docFile = File(filePath) // Folder
    }
    if (inx > 0) {
        return name + "_" + String(inx)
    }
    return name
}

 

I'm on windows
I tried Fle, Folder, contrusctor, etc etc. Everything return False. Why is it so hard?
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Assuming you want to replace every backslash with a forward slash, I'm not sure what you are trying to accomplish though

 

h = h.replace(/\\/g, '/');

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Hey, Yeah I though he would replace all // with /, not sure, I never really pay too much attention to slashes, they usually work for me, or the simple repalce I did above does the trick. I mostly do c++/python tho.Thank you for the snippet above!

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What are you passing to the function as path and name? If path is a Folder object, then it doesn't have a slash in the end, and when you combine it with name, you get the wrong path. May be this is better:

 

var filePath = decodeURI(path) +'/' +name+".psb"

 


P.S if you have not saved the file with the new name, why are you wondering that docFile.exist == false?

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Path was just:

g:/test/some/folder/lala + name +".psb"

So final string was something like:

"g:/test/some/folder/lala/compName.psb" = network folder location

neither File nor Folder are able to detect it properly.

This is automated saving system, but a file may exist from early saves, so I'm just doing "savety" copy in case the file already exist so I dont overwrite it.

I will try decodeURI, thanks!

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I checked - your code works for me. I create a directory z:/test/some/folder/lala/ on the network drive, put the compName.psb file there, call the script with the command getUniqueSavePath ("z:/test/some/folder/lala/", "compName"), script returns the name compName_1

 

Can you formulate more precisely what the problem is?

 

Perhaps you are trying to specify a non-existent directory in the path? In this case, you must first check its presence and, if necessary, create -

 

Folder('z:/test/some/folder/lala/').create()

 

Problems with access are also possible if Photoshop is run with a user who does not have access rights to a network drive.

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@jazz-y Nope I it does not work for me, here is my debug >

 

Dariusz1989_1-1634755098300.png

 

 

Updated function

 

function getUniqueSavePath(path, name) {
    var filePath = decodeURI(path) + name + ".psb"
    //filePath = filePath.replace("//", "/")
    //filePath = filePath.replace(/^.*[\\\/]/, '\\')
    var docFile = Folder(filePath)
    var inx = 0
    while (docFile.exists) { // docFile.exists// docFile.constructor == File
        inx = inx + 1
        filePath = decodeURI(path) + name + "_" + String(inx) + ".psb"
        //filePath = filePath.replace("//", "/")
        //filePath = filePath.replace(/^.*[\\\/]/, '\\')
        docFile = Folder(filePath)
    }
    if (inx > 0) {
        return name + "_" + String(inx)
    }
    return name
}

 

On Windows hes simply not doing the check properly :- ( 

 

 

Ehhhhhhhhhhhhh I got it.. he never saved PSB! He always saved PSD! £%$^%£Q... yeah, why would he care about extension I give him >.>

 

Now I'm off to google how to save PSB... 

Thanks for help, I'm sorry for dramma! :C I cant read... I saw PS icon, I was happy. I didnt notice extension...

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Folder and File - are different objects. You check now folder name...

 

var docFile = Folder(filePath)

 

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Now I'm off to google how to save PSB... 


By @Dariusz1989

you can simply rename file after saving

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