Smart Folder for Recent Files

Discussion in 'macOS' started by SRF, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. SRF macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I have a smart folder set up which contains recent documents - those used in the last three days.

    This sits on my desktop, and works properly, and can be accessed from my Finder sidebar - again working correctly.

    However, if I try to attach a recent file in Google Mail, then when I use "Attach File" and then browse to the same Recent smart folder it appears empty - all other folders contain their usual files.

    Any ideas why this isn't working properly?

    Thanks in advance.

    Scott
     
  2. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    Portland, Oregon
    #2
    What web browser are you using?

    Smart Folders don't actually contain any files, being essentially a canned search, so your browser might not be handling the folder properly in the file attach dialog. Safari should do this properly.
     
  3. SRF thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the thought. Am using Firefox so have just tried Safari and, unfortunately, still no joy.
     
  4. 3rdfinger macrumors newbie

    3rdfinger

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    #4
    safari worked for me...

    I created a shared folder for all files within the last day on my desktop.

    using safari> gmail > attach file

    browsed to desktop>TESTfolder

    and it worked.... all search files showed up.


    Here's what i'd try... test with each step and stop when it works.

    create a new Smart Folder. test it.
    repair your disk permissions.. APPLICATIONS>UTILITIES>DISK UTILITY. test it.
    Installing the 10.5.5 combo update on apple.com/support. test it.
    Create a new user SYSTEM PREFs>USERS>plus button(bottom left)
    Create a test folder. test it.

    if ALL that doesn't work... i'd backup and re-install the OS cause you're ****'s wack ;)

    Good luck!
     
  5. SRF thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Working a treat after recreating and repairing permissions! Thanks very much for your help.
     
  6. 3rdfinger macrumors newbie

    3rdfinger

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    California
    #6
    i love it when it's that easy!
     

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