Understanding Smart Folders, Albums, Mailboxes and Playlists
When using smart folders or albums it is important to realize what they are. Items are not "in" a smart folder or album. They are simply the results of a search. The items remain where they were. You can't delete items from a smart folder or album because that wouldn't make sense.
Thanks for the clear description about smart xyz on the Mac.
But, this doesn’t apply to the iPhone/iPad e.g. smart albums in Photos.
Please, add a comment about this, and also a separate video how to manage/sync smar albums.
Anders: Yes, the iPhone version of Photos is missing Smart Albums. Hopefully they will add it one day.
Thanks Gary, excellent clarification and description of smart folders. This will undoubtedly help my organizing of files photos and songs.
Love all your videos. How do I delete a smart folder?
Thanks a bunch
Jeff: Do you mean from its location in a folder, or do you mean in the Finder sidebar? If the former, just drag to the Trash like any other file. If the latter, Control+click and use the context menu or drag it far enough away and you'll see an X.
Does the search area need to be Indexed by Spotlight in order to create a Smart Folder for it?
A fifth place where you can use Smart List is the Contacts application.