moving files to folders then viewing recent files

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  1. r0x0r macrumors newbie

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    Hi.

    So i've just started using Mac and i've downloaded a few tunes into the downloads folder and then moved them to music. I cant remember what the file names were so can no longer find them. Is there a way to organise the files in the music folder to show the most recently added? If not what do you recommend

    Cheers
     
  2. r0x0r thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thing is i dont want itunes to copy my music into its folders. just a way of viewing recently added files to a specific folder. organizing by date created or modified does not help..
     
  3. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Sounds like you need a smart folder. In Finder, go to File -> New Smart Folder.

    Unfortunately, since datestamps are not updated when moving files, you're limited to date created, modified, or accessed. However, downloaded files should be stamped with the date downloaded.
     

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  4. r0x0r thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. r0x0r thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i cant find the date downloaded stamp for smart folder attributes?
     
  6. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Date downloaded would be the same as date created.
     
  7. r0x0r thread starter macrumors newbie

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    often i extract mp3 from rar files though so the original date created is included on them. the rar file itself is deleted automatically
     

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