Using Smart Folders

Discussion in 'macOS' started by cutcopypaste, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. cutcopypaste macrumors regular

    Nov 28, 2008
    First off..
    Can I set a smart folder to search only a specific folder? When I'm editing it the only options it gives are the entire mac or my home folder. I want to just search in specific folders though! Some walkthroughs I've seen online suggest an 'other' option should be in the address but I certainly don't see one in Snow Leopard.. is that something I can add? seems like a strange thing to remove.
    edit: answer found here. confusion regarding decision to remove that...

    Can you put a smart folder on the dock? I don't see any way to do it.. it just gets trashed if I move it onto the dock..

    Third.. what handy smart folders do you use?
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    in Snow Leopard you can set Spotlight to search the current folder in FInder's preferences.

    to drag a Smart Folder to the Dock and make it a stack drag it from its folder which can be found when openning a get info window on it. (that was badly explained, sorry :eek:)

    i just use the included Smart Folders. a useful one could be for date modified before a certain date for you projects.

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