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HT2531 How do I search in only one folder?

419 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 29, 2012 4:16 PM by baltwo RSS
Polar2100 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Sep 29, 2012 2:43 PM

When I open a search, it defaults to searching everywhere, and the same when I try to create a smart folder. How do I create a smart folder that only searches one folder (and all of its subfolders)?

 

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(Side note: Why, below this window, does it say "You must choose a community" and then only give you the options of 10.3 or earlier, 10.4, 10.5 or 10.6? I'm using 10.8 which is not an option.)

MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,235 points)
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    Sep 29, 2012 4:01 PM (in response to Polar2100)

    Polar2100 wrote:

    When I open a search, it defaults to searching everywhere, and the same when I try to create a smart folder. How do I create a smart folder that only searches one folder (and all of its subfolders)?

    You can't. You need to click on the folder's name to limit the search to that folder.

    (Side note: Why, below this window, does it say "You must choose a community" and then only give you the options of 10.3 or earlier, 10.4, 10.5 or 10.6? I'm using 10.8 which is not an option.)

    It says Submit my question to the community and offers these, among others:

     

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    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,235 points)
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    Sep 29, 2012 4:16 PM (in response to Polar2100)

    Level 2 and above responders can report posts and one option is to relocate them to an appropriate forum (ML, in this instance), which I did.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2

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