Automatic listing of most used files

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by paulsenglish, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. paulsenglish macrumors newbie

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    May 15, 2010
    #1
    Hi again

    To more easily deal with the increasing number of regular document files I have, I'm wondering if the standard 'Finder', or any other software that is available, can be set up to load the most frequently used, say top 50, files into a folder where it would automatically update. This would preferably be an icon in the dock, if not a main folder in Finder.

    I know the system can order folders and files according to 'last modified', but that still leaves me to search all folders. One way to do it, I guess, would be to destroy all folders then it may order them as I want, but it seems a bit drastic. To find older files, I guess I would just have to rely on 'spotlight' or search.

    If anyone can see a clearer path, please let me know.

    Thanks

    Paul:)
     
  2. Scottyk9 macrumors 6502a

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    Canada
    #2
    Have you tried creating a smart folder? Could use limiters of last opened or modified within a certain time frame, etc.
     
  3. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    Orlando
    #3
    In Terminal:
    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-others -array-add '{ "tile-data" = { "list-type" = 1; }; "tile-type" = "recents-tile"; }'
    killall Dock
    This will create a Stack in the Dock for Recent Applications, and you can then right click on it to change it to Recent Items. However, it's not customizable, it's always 10 items. A Smart Folder would be the best if you need more control.

    jW
     

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