Thank you for the leads. Very useful when you have the correct terms to search for. However, I still cannot get the batch import to work for the files I want to store. The files originate from a lab instrument and end in *.abi. If I do a simple insert file command the file goes in and can be recovered intact. The import folder command will only handle text files. I tried adding ".txt" to the end of the file use the OSX automator which worked fine, and then FM would let me import the folder nicely. The problem was that when I pulled the file back out and knocked the extension off, I could not recover the contents of the file using the intended software (FinchTV). This did work within the folder when I added the "txt" extension, opened with the text editor and then closed and knocked the "txt' extension off.
Any ideas for when I am using a non-standard file that I need to preserve the integrity of, but want to link them 96 at a time?