The Script is working fine for me on Mac. Kindly check if the folder in which you are saving the AI file is having the write permission. If the folder in which there is only a read only permission then you would get the"Acess is denied" error. To check the permission in the folder,right click on the folder and select "Get Info" and check the permission in "sharing and permission" section. Hope this helps.
Unfortunately, it's not a permissions issue. Read/Write access is available.
You're not trying to work with remote or removable media, are you?
Try to choose different source and destination folder as I noticed that if we choose the destination folder same as source folder, script creates hierarchy of FH folders within the source folder. That could be the reason.
Monika, there's not remote or removable media.
NcreativeB, I tried choosing a different destination folder and although it did stop the odd behavior of creating the same repeating folder structure into oblivion and created a single empty folder, there were still no files converted into Illustrator format.
Is the problem there only at the time of conversion or even the FH files are not opening after running the script
Here is what I have done and may be you can follow the exact steps :
1) Create a folder FH on Desktop and paste only the FH files in the folder( My folder does not contain any other file apart from FH files)
2) Create a Folder AI on Desktop and keep it empty
3) File-> Scripts-> FreehandToAI
4) Select the source folder( FH)
5) Now select the destination folder(AI)
It gives the message after conversion "N freehand files are converted to AI".
Unfortunately, that did not work, either.