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    What is the use of Smart Folder in Mac?

    I have come across this smart folder concept in my MAC but I have no idea for what it is used for? Can you please tell me what exactly it is used for? Will it solve any of the problem or so? Please provide me the details of it.

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    Re: What is the use of Smart Folder in Mac?

    Yes of course it helps to solve the problem of searching a huge set of files in one go. Smart folders enables you to create a particular search query and updates the folder accordingly in a dynamic way, now just follow the steps given below to use it in a better way.

    STEP 1: To create a smart folder just select File -> New Smart Folders or press Command + Option + N to create the folder.
    STEP 2: Now type in the search query which you want to search and keep in the folder or the types of files which you need to be searched from the whole hard disk as .mp3 files.
    STEP 3: In the options you can set all the required options which will refine your search deep down to the need and when it is done you can save it by selecting the Save button.
    STEP 4: So now whenever you open the smart folder it will show up all the related files which you have given in the search query for that folder.

    In this way you can separate folder by folder to get rid of the files getting cluttered up in different drives and searching it for all day. If you find any problem using the smart folders just drop in your query here to get it fixed as soon as possible.

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    Re: What is the use of Smart Folder in Mac?

    Hello friend,


    I have the solution for your problem it is:-

    Smart folders are helpful to save you a lot of time and effort. These files are
    used to search to rescue in the future. These files are updated contiguously.
    So they are used to find all the files in your computer that match some criteria.
    The difference is that all the files are appeared in a convenient smart folder.
    You can also create a smart folder with a particular files of your computer.

    There are many advantages with the smart folder. These files are useful to
    gather all the files to a single place only.

    I hope it will give you some useful information about smart folders.

    All the best.......

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    Re: What is the use of Smart Folder in Mac?

    Hello Dear Friend ....


    <> A normal folder is a simple one

    <> It is a Thing you just store files in

    <> A SMART FOLDER IS ONE WHOSE CONTENTS ARE PARTLY OR COMPLETELY DETERMINED BY SET OF RULES THAT YOU HAVE CREATED ...

    <> You just follow the Below Procedure to create it




    >>











    ALL THE BEST

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    Re: What is the use of Smart Folder in Mac?

    * Smart folders are virtual folders unlike the regular folders...

    * They can be organised based on criteria set specifically to the folder......!

    * They save a lot of time and work....!

    * They let us to save a search to reuse in the future,...!

    * The process of creating smart folder is similar to creating rules in mail or iTunes smart playlists....

    * Apple provides 5 differentways to create a smart folder

    1. Choose File -> New smart folder

    2. Use keyboard shortcut Command + Option + N

    3. Choose file -> Find

    4. Use keyboard shortcut Command + F

    5. Type atleast one character into search box in Finder window.

    * We can also use a smart folder to see only certain file types also...

    * We can also sort by contents of file, sort by App store category...!!!

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    Re: What is the use of Smart Folder in Mac?

    Mac OS X offers a computing experience that, according to many, is still unparalleled by its competitors. Built on a rock solid UNIX foundation and continually adding refinements that make interaction easier, OS X has a lot of powerful functionality that many users were unaware existed. One of these is the idea of “Smart Folders” and with a little primer, you can begin using them to make your Mac experience easier (and faster).

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    Re: What is the use of Smart Folder in Mac?

    Dear friend,
    smart folder is basically used as search engine in mac.if in the smart folder you ask for any file it will also provide with the related files.
    so by this way you could avoid blunder of the so much of files.

    thanks.

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    Re: What is the use of Smart Folder in Mac?

    Well normal folder is that in which we save the files but smart folder is one in which we save the files on the basis of a given criteria.we can find a special file very easily with the help of smart folder so it surely saves the time.
    Thank you

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    Re: What is the use of Smart Folder in Mac?

    Hey dear...

    With the help of the Smart Folder, you can :-

    1. Hide files and folders
    2. You can create many of these folders and locate them in difft. difft areas.
    3. This also has lock system
    4. You can hide some of your personal data as well.

    thank you...

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    Re: What is the use of Smart Folder in Mac?

    Smart folder is a very impressive part in mac. It is very usefull for user. This folder is usefull to search files from whole the harddisk you have enter a file name in smart folder and whenever to open it will show all related result to that file. For make i use following stpes1 right click on desktop2 new folder3 goto create smart folder 4 give name to it and your folder hasbeen made

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    Re: What is the use of Smart Folder in Mac?

    Hello dear /.......................

    there are lot of advantages of using smart folders
    1. It is very simple to create and takes less than 2minutes
    2. the search of particular files is made easy.
    3. Save lot of time and work
    4. these are virtual folder differ from normal folders .
    5. You can hide files and folders .
    6. You may also lock the folder for securing your personal data.
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    Thankyou..............

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    Re: What is the use of Smart Folder in Mac?

    Dear,

    Uses of smart folder in mac:

    Smart folder let you save a search to reuse in the future.

    It saves a lot of time and effort.

    They find all the files on your mac that match the certain creteria.

    Thank you!

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    Re: What is the use of Smart Folder in Mac?

    There are many use of smart folder.

    1. you can hide your personal data
    2. You can create many folders in many drives
    3. you can also use a lock or password as well

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    Re: What is the use of Smart Folder in Mac?

    In my opinion, this is the best feature in Mac because :
    >> It acts like a backup because it gathers all the files (i.e.word, pdf, etc.) in one place (Consolidately).
    >> If you delete the original file unfortunately, then no need to worry if you put it in the smart folder. This is kind of the option, a best feature.
    >> It works like finder also, you no need to search in various folders ( sometimes we forgot where we store that file or folder). Just come to smart folder also search there.


    The below link contains video shows how to use the smart folder in Mac, Just watch it and make free use:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYxIqZMXGIA

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    Re: What is the use of Smart Folder in Mac?

    In the Mac device , you can set up the smart folder.
    In the smart folder , you can store the your choose files and you can set up the manually control over that folder and you have decide what's inside the folder.

    set up the smart folder

    --> choose the file and then "New smart folder"
    --> now new finder window will open in which there is a search box.type the any text or word
    --> also give location at where you want to save this new smart folder
    --> click on "save" below the search box.

    now your smart folder is set up which look differently from normal folder.
    you can also change smart folder criteria whenever wants.

    change smart folder criteria
    --> Go to "smart folder" and open it.
    --> now select "Edit" tab and click on it shown above in smart folder
    --> now edit the smart folder criteria and "save" it.


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    Re: What is the use of Smart Folder in Mac?

    Hi............

    To create a smart folder.
    1.Go to the desktop.
    2.Now tap on file.
    3.Now tap on Command + Option + N and name it as you wish.
    4.Then tap on Save the smart folder is created.

    The use of these smart folders is .
    These files are used to find all the files present in your mac. These
    files are updated regularly.
    You can find all the files in these folders only so there is no need
    to search the files which you have downloaded recently.

    Thanks...........

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    Re: What is the use of Smart Folder in Mac?

    Dear User .......

    I will tell you that how to use of Smart Folder in Mac .......

    So first of all go and turn on your mac OS and then go to the main home screen ..After that just simple to create and takes less than 2minutes....And then the search of particular files is made easy...Now just save lot of time and work...After that these are virtual folder differ from normal folders ...Now at the end you can hide files and folders...Now at the end you may also lock the folder for securing your personal data.....

    Hope you like that information ....

    That's it ......
    ALL the best ......
    Thank you ......

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    Re: What is the use of Smart Folder in Mac?

    Hello Guest,

    Follow these steps to solve your problem
    = = > Smart folders are helpful to save you a lot of time and effort.
    = = > These files a reUsed to search to rescue in the future. These files are updated contiguously.
    = = > So they are used to find all the files in your computer that match some criteria.
    = = > The difference is that all the files are appeared in a convenient smart folder.
    = = > You can also create a smart folder with a particular files of your computer.
    Thank you...

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    Re: What is the use of Smart Folder in Mac?

    Hello sir,

    See the video for the solution:::::>>>>





    I am sure that you will get the solution.

    Thanks.

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    Re: What is the use of Smart Folder in Mac?

    Use of Smart Folders in Mac:

    • A particular file search is made easy
    • You can hide files and folders
    • You may also lock the folder for securing your personal data
    • These are virtual folder differ from normal folders
    • It is very simple to create and takes less time
    • It saves a lot of time and work
    • You can create many folders in many drives

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    Re: What is the use of Smart Folder in Mac?

    Hello My Dear dude ...


    You will get the things what you want

    Kindly follow the below Steps

    And generally SMART FOLDERS are used to SAVE LOT OF TIME AND ALSO EFFORT


    And also these folders let you save a search to REUSE in the future

    There folders are updated continuously

    And also you can find all the files on your computer


    Smart folders do not gather files in a SEPARATE PLACE

    They gather aliases of files

    Leaving the Originals were you stashed them out


    You can also create them

    Go to the File option

    Then click on the "" NEW SMART FOLDER ""



    ALL THE GOOD LUCK

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    Re: What is the use of Smart Folder in Mac?

    hi every one ..

    Actually Smart Folders is one of the best feature in the Mac

    First of all Create a Smart Folder

    and save it

    you can locate the folder wherever you want .

    you can store the files , documents in the smart folder

    that you do not want to show .

    i.e simply you can hide all the content that you want to .

    which makes them protected and confidental

    you can create as many smart folders that you want .


    Thank you..

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    Re: What is the use of Smart Folder in Mac?

    Dear Friend..

    Smart folder is one of the best freature in Mac.
    This not an self creative feature in Mac which you can create at yourself to keep your data in that.
    Here are the features and use of this smart folder...:-

    1. First you create a smart folder and save it in your Mac.



    2. You can restore and relocate this smart folder anywhwere in your Mac side bar.
    3. With the help of Smart Folder, you can keep that files, folders and documents which you don't want to show.
    4. This also works to store your confidential data.
    5. You can create no. of Smart folders in Mac according to your need.
    6. One create folders has lots of features.

    For further reference, you can also watch this video as well :-
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYxIqZMXGIA

    Thank you..

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    Re: What is the use of Smart Folder in Mac?

    Smart folder saves our lots of Time and Effort. They save search and get updated automatically so they always find all the files in our PC that match the criteria.

    You can create Smart folder by many ways:

    >>Select File > New Smart Folder
    >>Command + Option + N

    You can use Smart Folder by following these instructions:

    STEP 1 : Now you can refine the search criteria by clicking '+' Button to Add criteria and '-' Button to Delete any criteria. After entering the criteria in your Smart folder just click SAVE option in search box.



    STEP 2 : If you want to change the criteria just open Smart Folder and click on 'Edit' option. After editing just click SAVE to save new criteria.



    Also you can Add the smart folder to the Sidebar. To do so just check 'ADD TO SIDE BAR' check box option.

    Best of Luck...............

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    Re: What is the use of Smart Folder in Mac?

    Hi friend,

    use of smart folder in mac:

    A smart folder is one whose contents are partly or completely determined by a set of rules that you have created

    to set up a smart folder ,make sure you are in finder and then select file->new smart folder.

    Hope the information is helpful for you

    cheers honey

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