Question regarding the finder searchbar

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by shluk, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. shluk macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2011
    #1
    In the Finder searchbar, or spotlight, to search files by their path?
    for example.
    I have a video project made out of several episodes.
    for every episode there is a different folder.
    I also have a French version of each episode. the french version of each episode is located inside the episode folder in a new folder called "French".
    so what I have basically is this:
    Project/Episode 1/French/file1.mov
    Project/Episode 2/French/file2.mov
    Project/Episode 3/French/file3.mov
    Project/Episode 4/French/file4.mov
    Project/Episode 5/French/file5.mov

    I want to be able to see all the files above togeter, using a smart folder.
    so basically i'm thinking, that if you can search files by file name, date, etc. maybe you can search by the file's path.
    something like
    File Path | Includes | French

    So, is it possible to search by the file's path?
    Thanks!
    :)
     
  2. blow45 macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2011
    #2
    I am quite sure you cannot.

    Have a look at pathfinder as an alternative though, or http://www.houdah.com/houdahSpot/ and see if they help out in some way.

    Another work around I could think of (a convoluted one) is if you autocopied via an applescript the file path to the comments section of the file and then created a smart folder where the comment contained said path you were after.

    Here's a script that will put the file path on the clipboard, if you are up to googling a bit you ll find scripts to append file comments too, and then you could use both and automate them.

    http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20070416161655621

    Yeah, I know it's convoluted. :eek:
     

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