Smart Folder. What is it?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Apple!Freak, May 30, 2005.

  1. Apple!Freak macrumors 6502a

    Apple!Freak

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    #1
    I have been a Mac user for some time now, yet I still don't fully understand what a Smart Folder is. Could someone please help me out with this? Your help is much apprecaited.
     
  2. James Philp macrumors 65816

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    A folder that has a spotlight search associated to it.
    This search can have multiple criteria attached to it - just like the smart folders in iTunes.
     
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    A smart folder is really just a search that is saved (and updated "live"). So if a file meets the search criteria you set, e.g. contains "Christmas" or "Santa" and file type is doc than the smart folder will show all the Word files on your computer containing those words (but the files will remain at their original location). New .doc files you add containing any of those words will automatically show up in your smart folder.

    Apple's explanation:
    Edit: Beaten by seconds... I knew I shouldn't have found that link... :p
     
  4. James Philp macrumors 65816

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    But yours was a lot more detailed! :)
    Mine: 4/10
    Yours: 7.5/10
    Beyond writing a manual!
     
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    :D

    Well, then together we're way beyond 10/10 and probably answered the question in an understandable way... ;)
     

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