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I didn't fully appreciate what Smart Folders could do until now. Thanks!
Will you forgive me for being fussy? Criteria is surely plural. Criterion is singular.
Will: That is changing. You know the difference, but many more people would find using criterion very odd-sounding. Since I'm talking, not writing, I'll go with criteria here, especially since well-known sources support it. See https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/criteria-vs-criterion-singular-plural-grammar
Once again, a feature on the Mac I've found interesting over the years is shown to be a powerhouse! Thanks, Gary. I'm thinking I can put Houdahspot out to pasture??
You just helped me become better organized on my Mac. Thanks
Today I struggled finding a word document to email. NOW - I am ready to implement SMART FOLDERS - Thank you
I couldn't help but notice that in your Smart Folder example of files of size > 10 MB, that one file, Wombat.key, was only 7.4 MB. What's up with that? Great demo. Thanx!
Very powerful and under-rated features - thx Gary
I've always found this to be something I want to try and use but if I hit command F I get to the same thing very fast. Have you ever needed to search for the same thing so many times that you made a Smart Folder? Maybe it's the way I organize my files in finder but I feel like I could just make an alias to a file and put it in the sidebar. Honestly wondering how I can implement this because I think it's a great idea.
thom: If none of these ideas appeal to you and you can't think of any other uses for Smart Folders, then you probably just don't need them in your workflows. Not everyone needs Smart Folders or any other single particular feature of an OS.
why does Wombat.key appear when its size is less than 10 MB
frank: Probably hadn't fully updated the list after I switched from KB to MB before I switched to showing something else.
Gary, is there a way to edit a saved search and save as a new copy? or duplicate one and edit the new copy?
Edwin: Yes. Just duplicate the .savedSearch file and edit the copy.
Thanks Gary for the video! Just want to know that we can also search all those things and save the search in any normal Finder window. So, what's the thing about this creating via File > New Smart Folder menu item ? Or, did I miss anything? Thanks again!
jun; Just two different ways to do it.
What if I want a Smart folder for more than 1 Folder. e.g. Recent files in both Download & Documents Folder? How do you set the criteria for this please?
Dezer: It is tough to do, but possible. See https://macmost.com/searching-for-files-in-two-or-more-folders-at-the-same-time-on-your-mac.html
Thanks Gary, really appreciate that. Overly complicated but helpful. It's a shame Apple doesn't just let us add another folder???
Very helpful video, thanks Gary. When I set the search criteria to documents that were opened in the last 10 days, it doesn't pick up an Excel spreadsheet that I opened, edited and saved yesterday, yet it picks up PDF documents, Word documents and even movie files. Do you know why this could be?
Mark: Perhaps something to do with where the document is located? Since it is Excel, maybe it is in Microsoft's cloud? Just a guess.