Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2011 12:12 PM (in response to GLaDOS\'s Mailer Daemon)
It is very much possible that the Date Created is not the Date Added and could be quite a bit older than the date Added.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2011 1:15 PM (in response to Barney-15E)
But these items are things that have been downloaded. Date created would be the same as date added, no?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2011 1:41 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
Why wouldn't it? Is this a very old bug in OSX?
Plus, there isn't even a "Date Added" selection for Filter Finder Items.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2011 1:48 PM (in response to GLaDOS\'s Mailer Daemon)
It's not a bug, it's the intended behavior. The creation date of a file is an HFS metadatum, and should never change. If the download method preserves HFS metadata, the creation date won't change. You have a new copy of a file that was created on that date. Sometimes, though, the attribute won't be preserved, and the file will have a creation date in the present. You can't rely on it either way.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2011 1:51 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
Baugermaufin. How then would you suppose I might be able to filter out items by their "added" date, or something equivalent?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2011 2:40 PM (in response to GLaDOS\'s Mailer Daemon)
The only reliable way to do that would be to take an inventory of the filesystem, and compare it with an earlier inventory. I don't know of any easy way to do that with built-in tools. If you use Time Machine, there are third-party tools such as BackupLoupe that compare snapshots. Or you could try something like Uninstaller, though it's quirky and doesn't seem to be maintained much anymore.
At an advanced level, there are UNIX tools such as mtree, which is built in, radmind, or tripwire, but you probably don't want to go there. I use radmind and mtree for different purposes, but they're not for the squeamish.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2013 1:20 PM (in response to GLaDOS\'s Mailer Daemon)
Yeah, what you are trying to do can't work in Automator -- there are unfortunately no Finder Actions that can filter the date something was added in a folder. I have written to an expert on this to see if he can either devise and automator action or point out for me how to go around this.
I will let you know once I find out.