I am very new to Hazel rules and I am trying to sort out my old receipts by the date. Since they date back in many years from now and I don’t have OCR to help me with this, I thought that I could scan the file I want to digitalize and add the date to its name manually. Then the Hazel would read what the date is in its name and make sub folders from that date. Example: file name: 20201018 grocery store receipt. Hazel would make sub folders 2020 → 10 → 18 and move that file into there.
I am now asking some help how to make it do things according to the file name. Be cause I can’t get right rules to my mind how this could be done. I am not asking anyone to do it all for me, but since I am not an expert in this I need some help with this.
Also if you think this is completely stupid way and there is much more efficient way to do it then please tell me, so I don’t waste my time trying to figure this out.
I am not familiar with OCR technology and how that works, but I guess its more complicated to find out the right date from the files in that way. So I thought the fastest way to get this work done is enter the date manually into the file name before sending it into folder that is watched by Hazel.