Smart Folders: None of the following are true..

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by milesdavis, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. milesdavis macrumors regular

    milesdavis

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    #1
    Hello,

    I cannot figure out how to add this field to smart folders. For example, the 'Yesterday' folder that appears in the finder sidebar. I accidently deleted the settings, and I want to add that 'None Of The Following Are True' to include Folders, but for the life of me, I cannot add that type of field??

    Can someone help?

    Thanks! MD
     
  2. mackindergarten macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I'm not exactly sure, what you want to achieve, but does a Smart Folder with this criteria fit your needs?
    SmartFolder_yesterday.jpg
    Set Kind to Any, to include everything (also folders).

    /Rupert
     
  3. milesdavis thread starter macrumors regular

    milesdavis

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    #3
    Hey Rupert --

    Thanks, but I'm trying to exclude things from a smart folder. For example, I want to see all files from yesterday except for stuff from my backup folder. Inherently, there is a field between that says 'None Of The Following Are True" Check out search properties under the 'yesterday' smart folder, for example.

    I just can't figure out how to incorporate this to other smart folders.

    Thanks! MD
     
  4. mackindergarten macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    Ok, as you create a Smart Folder (ie do the Finder Spotlight search) hold down the alt key. This will turn the plus icon into a ... icon, allowing you to add multiple conditions.

    In the added conditions pick None of the following are true and go on with the conditions you need (maybe set Name - matches - Backup).

    I hope this makes sense to you and is what you looking for.

    /Rupert
     
  5. milesdavis thread starter macrumors regular

    milesdavis

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    #5
    Thank you! Forgot about this thread, that completely works. you are a genius.

    have a good sunday - Derek
     

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