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jasondm007
I wish HoudahSpot had an option in its Location menu that would allow users to exclude subfolders from a location-based search.

I often find myself in Finder or Alfred browsing a particular folder that I would like to open in HoudahSpot. This happens most often when I'm looking for something with metadata that I can more easily view and sort in HoudahSpot (i.e., than Finder or Alfred).

At the moment, when I run an AppleScript from Finder or Alfred from the location - even if I just search for a wildcard, in order to view everything in the location - HoudahSpot's inability to exclude subfolders means that I often wind up with a bunch of stuff that I'd rather not view. For those familiar with Alfred, what I'm looking for is essentially the equivalent of a "Reveal in Finder" file action. Or, in Finder, it would operate similar to: tell application "Finder" reveal thePATH. More importantly, whether you care to reveal a file or not, being able to exclude subfolders would be helpful to everyone!

Thanks for your consideration!!
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houdah
Thank you for the feedback.

This may help some:  https://blog.houdah.com/2016/12/non-recursive-file-search/
The catch is that you can't automate this from Alfred. You need to manually add the filter.
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jasondm007
@houdah Thanks for getting back to me, and for the suggested workaround! I'll keep my fingers crossed that this option gets added at some point down the road.

In the meantime, based on your suggested link, is it possible to set the filter field in HoudahSpot with an AppleScript? I ask because it's relatively easy to take a parent folder's file path and add "*/" to the end of it in Alfred, so that you have the appropriate path to exclude by (e.g.,  /Users/pierre/Documents/*/) - meaning that if a script can target the filter field, that it should be scriptable, right?

Thanks for your help!
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houdah
It is not currently possible to script the filter field. I have added this to the feature wish list.
Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

HoudahGeo: One-stop photo geocoding
HoudahSpot: Advanced file search utility
Tembo: Easy and effective file search
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jasondm007
Thanks @houdah !
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