Skip navigation

Please help with creating a smart folder !!

139 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 5, 2012 2:44 PM by Linc Davis RSS
Ericmusic Level 2 Level 2 (415 points)
Currently Being Moderated
Dec 5, 2012 9:47 AM

Hi!

 

I am trying to create a smart folder, and I THINK I'm trying to do something simple.

 

All I need to know is this:

 

How do I create a smart folder that will select all files in a specfied folder. Let's say the folder is ~/Dropbox, and I want all files there to be in the smart folder? I can't figure it out!

  • Matt Clifton Level 7 Level 7 (26,930 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 5, 2012 10:40 AM (in response to Ericmusic)

    With respect, that's not really much of a smart folder. Smart folders are useful when they collect files from various locations on your system and present them as though they were in one folder. If the files are already in a single folder, there's really no point creating a smart folder.

     

    If you have subfolders in Dropbox, and you actually want to see ALL the files in ALL subfolders gathered in a big list, a smart folder can do that for you. In the Finder, go to your Dropbox (normally there's a shortcut for it in the sidebar). Click cmd-F to open a search box, and click "Dropbox" at the top next to "This Mac". In the search box at top right, type an asterisk (this just means "all files"). The only search criteria should be "Kind is Any" (you can change or add to this if you like, to narrow down the file list). Click Save and name the new Smart Folder. Ticking "Add to Sidebar" keeps it in every Finder window.

     

    Hope that helps!

     

    Matt

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,575 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 5, 2012 2:44 PM (in response to Ericmusic)

    Maybe if you explain why you want to do that, someone could offer a suggestion.

Actions

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Legend

  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.