Smart Folders

Discussion in 'macOS' started by someone28624, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. someone28624 macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Is there a way to use Smart Folders to pull the contents of two or more other folders together? Almost like Microsoft's new "libraries." I can't find an option for "folder is...." or "location is..." Seems like this should be an option.
     
  2. MKSinSA macrumors regular

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    In the criteria, select Other ... then use File Name is then enter the folder you want included. For multiples, hit the + on the upper right and continue.

    HTH ... Cheers! :cool:
     
  3. someone28624 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Say a folder I want to include is "Pictures Of Summer," but then other folders I have photos my cell phone generically named "Picture 0324." Won't all files with "picture" in the title be included, or can I use " " to get only the specific folder(s)?

    Ok, it's actually finding the specific folders I want fine, but once I add the next folder I want it finds nothing. Seems to be thinking I want the file name to be all of those file names. How would I do file name is.... or file name is.... Sorry, this is my first time trying to utilize any sort of complex smart folder.
     
  4. MKSinSA macrumors regular

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    No problem. Open the folder and make sure that "Show Menu" is selected. Then use the "Gear" icon (for lack of a better term) next to the Eyeball and select "Show Search Criteria." You might have narrowed it too much, so eliminate anything that pushes out what you really want in there.
     

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