Hide Certain File Types

Discussion in 'macOS' started by danes78, May 13, 2017.

  1. danes78 macrumors newbie

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    Apr 2, 2011
    #1
    I'm trying to hide certain file types within my movie and tv folders, on my external hard drive. I have a WDTV and it automatically downloads movie and tv info into 2 files per item; 1 .xml and 1 .metathumb. It's fine when the drive is plugged into the WDTV but when it's plugged into the Mac, it's difficult to find certain items when I have to sort through all these "useless" files. I can't sort by file type, because I'm already sorting by date modified/name, etc.

    Anyone have any ideas for how to hide these? I'd prefer to keep them as they're useful for sorting on the WDTV but I guess I could always delete them. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

    BrianBaughn

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    Baltimore, Maryland
    #2
    Open the external drive in Finder and select File>New Smart Folder. Where it says "Search" select the drive name. On the right click the "+" symbol to add search criteria to match whatever results you want ("Kind" is "Movie"?). Click Save when you're done and put the Smart Folder where you want.
     

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