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10.4: Flatten directory structure using Spotlight System 10.4
In the Finder, if you want to see all the files in the current folder, including all sub folders, then just type a full stop (the period key) in the search field. This will show you all files which have extensions, such as .jpg, .html, .txt, .doc, etc. If you know you have some files without extensions, then you can use a size search instead -- just look for all files with a size greater than 0kb.

After you have your results, you can switch to another view such as list view (View -> As List), and order your results by modification date, for example. If you work on web sites with lots of directories, this is an easy way to see all the files you've modified recently and need to upload to your web server, regardless of how deeply buried they may be.

This also works really well in Adobe GoLive. Search for a full stop, order the results by modification date, and it's easy to select the latest files for GoLive to upload to your web server.
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10.4: Flatten directory structure using Spotlight
Authored by: kissedsmiley on Aug 12, '06 12:53:14PM

gosh, I wonder if that's a bit new, I swear I couldn't do that before. Finally I can sort by date
thank you!



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