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How can I check file type in a Smart Folder?

I'm creating a smart search to find all SQLite files, but I'm running into a problem. Sometimes the file extension ".db" is used for SQLite, but that file extension is used for other things as well, ...
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Can I get a folder to behave similarly an Application folder

I would like to have folders behave so that, when a user clicks on them in the finder, or they are opened in general, the result is that a file under said folder gets opened instead - and nothing else ...
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Creating Smart Folders (perhaps programmatically) based on photo IPTC metadata?

I have thousands of photos with IPTC metadata -- I'm mostly interested in the star-ratings and the tags -- and I'd like to create folders for those images that automatically stay in sync as I change ...
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How do I create smart folders from search results (here: by tag) quickly?

I have a lot of tags. I want to group some of them by putting them as smart folders (search result by individual tag = smart folder) in a classic folder. How can I automate this (e.g. selecting tags ...
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Project based Finder window presets

Does anyone know of software that would allow me to pull up a set of finder windows based on a project type. I'm a user experience manager who's constantly switching between projects and it would be ...
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Keyboard shortcut for Smart Folder

Would you help me to find a way how to assign a keyboard shortcut to a Smart Folder in OS X? That is, when I'm in Finder I'd like to open a given Smart Folder with the shortcut like I can do it with ...
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Search result -> filename instead of name (For smart folders)

Can anybody help me out. I want to create a smartfolder with all my mp3's. I renamed all my mp3's to correct full name. For example: Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight.mp3 When I create a smart ...
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Use smart folder as Finders default folder

Does anybody know how to setup a smart folder as Finders default folder? If I try to select the smart folder in Finder settings, the "choose" button is deactivated like the screenshot shows:
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Combine Two Folders with Smart Folder

Okay, so one thing I've wanted to be able to do for ages now in OS X is to create or view a combined Applications folder that displays the contents of both /Applications and ~/Applications (assume it ...
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How to find empty folders using smart folder

I need to find all empty folders using smart folder. Is there a way to do so?
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Smart Mailbox is suddenly empty

I created a Smart Mailbox this morning. I programmed it to hold all mail relating to my property purchase. This was successful. i checked it several times and it was full of all the relevant mail. ...
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How to create a smart folder for files created in the last 5 minutes

I have a camera setup were the camera automatically takes pictures every x seconds and these images are saved in a directory called 'Images'. Now I want to create a smart folder that looks in 'Images' ...
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Smart folder filter “does not contain”

Smart Folder Exclude Folder Ultimately I want the result of this find command to be a smart folder. The criteria aren't that complicated: name should be "README.md" type should be file path should ...
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Add and remove multiple tags at once from a file or a folder

Using OS X Mavericks I want to add multiple tags at once to a file or a folder and I also want to remove multiple tags at once. There are different ways to add tags to a file, one of them would be to ...
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Smart Folder not picking up images in subfolders

Until recently I used this excellent tip, to create a (smart) folder on my mac showing all the screenshots that I have taken with my iPhone (via the iPhoto directory system and photostream). This was ...
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in iPhoto, how to locate photos NOT in a particular photo stream?

I've noticed that if I add the same photo to a photo stream more than once, iPhoto is apparently not smart enough to recognize that it's a duplicate, and instead goes ahead and adds the photo a second ...
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How to list all untagged files in Mavericks Finder?

I'm trying to start using Mavericks tagging system, even though it has its bugs… I'm also evaluating Yep to better organize my docs, but maybe I can do without, if I can find how to display all the ...
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Create Smart Folder which only shows files of Macintosh HD

I have created a smart folder which shows me all files greater than 200 MB. My problem is that this folder should only shows me files on the Macintosh HD. But when I connect my external disks it shows ...
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Aperture: Import content of smart folder

Is there any way to import the content of Smart Folder into Aperture library? Or may be choose any criteria during importing, like file kind, date etc. BTW: Can I see a size of all checked files? ...
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Size of Smart Folder

May be I miss something obvious but could you please give a hint how to check the size of all content of Smart Folder?
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How can I automaticly move every file on desktop to specific folder based on extension?

I'm looking for something, probably some kind of action script, that will at any time move everything that's on my desktop directly to a specific folder on my desktop, based on the extension. Just to ...
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How do a create an iPhoto Smart Album of ANY of the names X, Y or Z but only for the year 2013

I'm trying to create a smart album that has "face is" with each member of my family the date range is a given year. In other words I'm trying to create a "yearly" smart album of just my immediate ...
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Smart Mailbox Folder not displaying mail

I've got two smart mailboxes named NEW eric@ and NEW ericgorr@ which contain only new message for corresponding email accounts. I have placed these two smart mailboxes into a smart mailbox folder ...
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Smart Folder: how to create listing of all files in a folder?

I want to create a Smart Folder which just lists all files of my ~/Music directory - i.e. just a flattened version of that folder. How can I do this? (I tried to type * in the search field, but that ...
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Smart Folders: What is the difference between “This Mac” and “All My Files”?

What is the difference between "This Mac" and "All My Files"?
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Smart mailbox for senders who are not members of a group

I want to set up a smart mailbox in Mail that contains messages from any sender who is not a member of a particular group in my address book. There's an option in the smart mailbox rules for "sender ...
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messages disappeared from some mailboxes and smart mailboxes following removal of an account from Mail

I upgraded to Mountain Lion recently. My email changed as well. I used to have my 40K emails in different mailboxes and now I realize that the new way to do so is with 'smart mailboxes' (I actually ...
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How to make Smart folder like physical folder with the combined contents of two folders

I have an application which looks for its data (*.txt) files in a folder. I have two folders containing text data that I need to keep separate, but it would be useful to have the application see the ...
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Copy contents of a smart folder to a new folder in Mountain Lion

I admit that my music collection is a royal mess. This is the result of merging many sources of music (external drive, old iPod sync, iTunes purchases, etc) into my iTunes account. iTunes Match has ...
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Smart Folder containing AACs that aren't Apple Lossless

My iTunes library has well over 25,000 tracks in it, and so I have to use this workaround in order to use iTunes Match. sigh Fine. So I've created the dummy library, and now I have to populate it with ...
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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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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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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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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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Can you get SL “Today” folder behavior in Lion?

Snow Leopard had a default smart folder called "Today". This folder was awesome! All "Open" dialog boxes could easily display all of the files you've worked on "Today" (which are probably the ones you ...
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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 ...
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Smartfolders- Can I narrow the query?

When using Smartfolders in Mac OS 10.6.5, is it possible to choose where to search beyond the 2 button choices? One button is usually "This Mac' (too broad) and the other one is a folder that has ...
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Mail: Smart Mailbox Filters

How can I get the smart mailbox to filter email correctly? I have the following set: Contains messages that match ANY: Subject Contains criteria one Entire Message Contains criteria two Entire ...