Smart Folder Challenges

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Bottomsup, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. Bottomsup macrumors regular

    May 10, 2011

    i'm trying to create a smart folder that shows me my most recently accessed documents.

    the problem i have is that when i select the "document" criterial i'm getting all these html and other files i do not want.

    is there a way to filter these out? if i remove "documents" i can no longer see my MS Office documents.


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  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Could you do something like this to narrow it down the MS file types you want?

  3. Jessica Lares, Aug 31, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2014

    Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    Do a "Name" and "is not" the extension of those files. I just tried it and it worked.

    I tried that first. It doesn't seem to work with multiple types of files, like he has in his example.

    EDIT: Actually, yeah, if you have that "Any" at the top, it should work like Weaselboy's screenshot works. Switch out "kind:document" for the "name:ends with" and leave the rest alone. If you need other files to show up, just repeat and exchange it for the other extensions.
  4. Bottomsup thread starter macrumors regular

    May 10, 2011
    thanks. this worked.

    i was messing around and found this also worked

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