Do you use all my files?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Jacksonc, Feb 25, 2014.

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Do you use all my files in Finder?

  1. Yes

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    7.2%
  2. No

    116 vote(s)
    92.8%
  1. Jacksonc macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Do you use all my files in Finder or is it useless?
     
  2. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    Nope. My Finder opens to Documents since that's what I need most often. My most commonly used apps are in the dock. I don't need access to all of my files in alphabetical order. If I don't know where a file is, I search for it.
     
  3. Jacksonc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't use it either. I have all these files that are from third party apps, like Unity and Maya, that are scattered everywhere. No hope of finding anything.
     
  4. Big Dave macrumors 6502

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    No, as there are some things that I would rather not show up in "all my files" :)
     
  5. Bear macrumors G3

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    Quite useless. Way too many files for that view to be useful.

    I actually have the Documents folder in the Dock for easy access to those files.
     
  6. roadbloc macrumors G3

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  7. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    its useless, its kind of messy looking and some files need their privacy
     
  8. Dweez macrumors 65816

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  11. Morpheo macrumors 65816

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    Never use it. Completely useless "feature" imo.
     
  12. Ddyracer macrumors 68000

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    Nah, if i need to find files i just use Alfred.
     
  13. talmy macrumors 601

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    I've got hundreds of thousands of files, so "no."
     
  14. BugsysDad macrumors newbie

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    I recently thought the "all my files" might be useful if you wanted to find a file that was recently opened or modified. This filter doesn't even seem to be working properly. I opened an Excel file on my desktop - modified it and saved it. This file does not show at the top of the list in "all my files" as you would expect it to. If I go to the desktop folder and sort by "modified" it is at the top of the list.

    So add me to the "useless" side also, LOL.
     
  15. Exhale macrumors 6502

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    Nope; all it does is remind you of what a mess things would be if you were to go 'File System Less'.
     
  16. GlenK macrumors 6502a

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    #17
    Don't use it either and have it hidden as someone else mentioned above.
     
  17. Saturn1217 macrumors 6502a

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    It's like the first thing i turned off. But i suppose for people who save everything to the desktop because they don't understand the concept of folders and don't know where the documents folder is it may be slightly useful?

    IMO it would be better if Apple just directed people to the documents folder.
     
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  19. talmy macrumors 601

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    Better yet, learn to use Spotlight and Smart Folders.

    Seems to me All My Files is great for a beginning user or one that primarily uses a computer for web browsing, that doesn't have many files.
     
  20. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    I've never used any of your files. I don't even know you.
     
  21. AppleUSA macrumors member

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    lol:D
     
  22. fisherking macrumors 601

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    #23
    perfect.
     
  23. notrack macrumors 6502

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    Last time I clicked on it, it took over a minute to compile a list of over 700,000 files. For this solution I don't have a problem yet. :p

    Although my initial thought was that it's nice to see improvemant attempts.
     
  24. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    I don't. When I need to find a file or app and don't remember where it is, I use Spotlight to find it.
     

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