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10.4: Create an 'active files' view using Smart Folders System 10.4
I often find I'm working with several files nested deep within client project folders. Rather than clutter my screen with a pile of open Finder windows, I've instead created a Smart Folder that focuses on the active files I'm working on.

Create and save a smart folder with the following options:
  • Select Others... at the top of the Smart Folder and add the folder or folders you want included, making sure to uncheck other items like Macintosh HD, etc.
  • Kind = Any
  • Last Modified = Since Yesterday
You can change Kind to focus on specific files, or Last Modified if you are a little less active. I now have a Smart Folder in the sidebar which allows me to easily jump to the project files and folders I'm actively working on.

[robg adds: This is a pretty basic Spotlight/Smart Folders tip, but might be useful to those who are just starting to work with Smart Folders. This hint explained how to create a similar list of recent applications.]
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10.4: Create an 'active files' view using Smart Folders
Authored by: Kaspers on Jul 21, '07 05:36:20AM

And is there any way to exclude ~/Library/* files ?



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10.4: Create an 'active files' view using Smart Folders
Authored by: computergek80 on Feb 24, '08 12:17:00PM

No, but you can choose specific folders

btw: This doesn't really work if you've just copied the entire content of your drive from a backup :)



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