Help with saved search (smart folders)

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  1. Westside guy macrumors 601

    Westside guy

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    Hi,

    I haven't used the "smart folders" function in OS X before, but I thought it'd be a good way to congregate a listing of all my main Applications in one place - I want it to include /Applications as well as ~/Applications. Setting up kind:applications works fine; but when I try to add a path suddenly it's empty. Could anyone point out my error?

    Thanks!

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  2. Savings macrumors member

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    Try setting the folder to Applications using the location selector area at the top of the window like so:
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  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Does that search criteria (file pathname) even work? I got the same results as you; I tried only using one search criteria (i.e. no kind criteria) and no matter what permutation I tried, nothing was ever found by the pathname criteria.... :(

    What Savings suggested works, but only allows you to select one path, as far as I know....
     
  4. Westside guy thread starter macrumors 601

    Westside guy

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    Hi,

    Yes that works, and thank you for the response - but what I really want is a smart folder that contains the list of all applications in ALL my application folders. Having a smart search on applications that are just in the /Applications folder would basically be (mostly) identical to the /Applications folder itself. ;)
     
  5. Westside guy thread starter macrumors 601

    Westside guy

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    Well it's good to know I wasn't being completely brain dead! :D I'm glad to hear it's not working for you either - at least I THINK I'm glad...
     
  6. Savings macrumors member

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    My method didn't include all of the Applications subfolders? Or you wanted more folders? You could always add multiple folders using my method with the "others" option.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Oh! I forgot all about the "others" button. Yeah, that should solve the issue.
     
  8. Westside guy thread starter macrumors 601

    Westside guy

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    Cool, that works. Thanks!

    Too bad the other method is broken, though. I did some Googling and apparently this is an issue other people have run into as well.
     

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