Is there a way to graphically differentiate empty folders from those with content?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by 617arg, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. 617arg macrumors 6502

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    Is there a way to graphically differentiate empty folders from those with content?

    In an attempt to standardize things (mostly for work), we have begun to copy a standard folder structure into each new project. For instance, each project will have an Administration folder, a Code folder, a Correspondence folder, and so on. These folders also have a multitude of folders within them as well.

    This works well towards the end of projects, where most of the folders are populated with related content, but could be a real pain when looking for things not yet received/created and clicking through empty folders.

    So, like the title says, is there a way to graphically differentiate empty folders from those with content? Can empty folders be grayed out or something? Or can populated folders be shown in a way to clearly show they have content within them?

    Come to think of it, I guess we can add a Tag for populated folders.....any other ideas for a more automatic approach? Thanks.
     
  2. fisherking macrumors 601

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    tags obviously work (altho i find them more useful to group actual data etc), but perhaps just add a symbol to a folder, and remove it as soon as something is placed there? ie "new folder-"?
     
  3. leman macrumors 604

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    The automator script, combined with filesystem watch functionality is probably the easiest way to go. If you are a programmer, you can also look into making a Finder Sync Extension but that would be probably an overkill for your needs.
     

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