In our previous daily trick, we have discussed about the Canned Searches, which is also
known as Smart Folders. And in this daily trick, we are going to talk about creating your
personalized Smart Folders, not just using the pre-defined searches.
First of all, you should open Finder window. And then followed by these steps:
Press down Cmd-Shift-F to search items with a keyword, or you can also use Cmd-F to
search items their kind
Now you can use the available option box to narrow down your search results.
Let's say you want to have a collection of JPEG Images, the option box selection will be
Kind → Images · JPEG
- You can add more constraints by pressing the (+) button sitting on the right side
After you have finished with the constraining, click on the (Save) button and a popup
dialogue pane will appear
- Fill in the name and don't forget to tick the checkbox labeled Add To Sidebar
Upon hitting Save button for confirmation, your search terms and constraints will be
saved in the form of Smart Folder and added to Finder Sidebar
Now, you can create as many Smart Folders as you want. And this will save your time by
avoiding repetitive insertion of search constraints.
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