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Reverse Spotlight search parameter

Is it possible to reverse Spotlight search criteria if no such option is given in the Finder's drop down menu? For example, I want to search for movie files whose extension is NOT .mp4, however ...
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How to get (Mountain Lion?) Finder to display ALL files?

I'm trying to display ALL files, and it doesn't work as I would expect. What am I doing wrong?! Thanks for the help... Open a Finder window Select your 'home' - click on your username Select File > ...
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Smart “Applications” folder

How to create a "smart" Applications folder that unifies the content of other three folders? In my machine I have three versions of OS X installed (for testing purposes) in different partitions, each ...
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2answers
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Turn off Smart Folders display “.savedSearch” extension in Finder sidebar

I held off upgrading my Mac Pro from Snow Leopard to Lion until I had replaced all the important apps that would no longer run. So far it's OK, but one thing has me baffled is that my Smart Searches ...
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What determines the search attributes available when creating a smart folder?

In other words, if I go to Smart Folder > Other... there's a list of search attributes that varies by system, but where do they come from?
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Is it possible to display a Smart Folder as a stack in the Dock?

I'd like to have my recent files at hand from my dock, preferably via a 'stack'. I have already created a Smart Folder containing all my files that have been opened in the last 3 days and added it to ...
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1answer
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What does “More…” mean in the Finder's “All my Files” view?

In the Finder's view "All My Files", I can see a button "More…"... what does this button mean? Why is it there in the first place? Edit: The button is not always there. If I click on it, the ...
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6answers
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Is there a Mac equivalent to Windows 7's library feature?

Having several related files in different folders, I was looking for a way to combine them in the same view, like the "Libraries" of Windows Explorer in Win7. While Finder has great smart folder ...
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Is there a way to search for locked files in the finder?

The title pretty much says it all. Using the File Inspector I can see if a given file is locked or not, but I would like to be able to create a smart folder containing all the files in a given folder ...
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How do I fix this Smart Folder problem? It keeps switching off of “This Mac”

I created a Smart Folder in the finder called "TV" which searches for files of type movie created in the last 7 days. When I created the search in the first place, I clicked on "Search This Mac" to ...
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Can I get the Media browsers from the File Open dialog in the Finder sidebar?

The File Open dialog has three very useful Media entries in the sidebar (Photos, Movies, Music). They are backed by the various iLife applications, so that you can select, for example, from your ...