I want to add that if "Document Container" is not working for you (such as is my problem), you can set the Search Folder to opt in/out specific folders.
Pardon me, I do not have the "reps" to post images so I will do my best. This is my first post so feel free to flame away.
For my music organization work-flow, I wanted the iTunes folder to hide erroneous sub-folders. Of course, moving folders out of the iTunes folder was not an option since it would break/freak-out iTunes into re-creating those same folders. Here is how I accomplished this by tweaking Lake's above method:
- Navigate to iTunes folder, in Finder Menu > File > "New Smart Folder"
- In initial search criteria select
- Following Lake's lead, in the drop-down created by holding
option and (+), select
of the following are true (this is for opting-in folders) To opt-out folders as Lake mentioned above, change 'Any' to 'None'
- Since I am "Opting in" folders I then nested 5 criteria underneath the
Any option which looked like this (actual folder names are used for example):
is "Automatically Add to iTunes"
is "MUSIC TO ADD - MAIN FOLDER"
is "TuneUp Results"
is "MusicBrainz Tagging"
So the end result is that when I click on the Smart Search (located in the Finder sidebar for me) I will only see the 5 folders I want to without destroying the inherent folder layout of the main folder the reside in.
I do hope this helps.