I'm trying to restrict searches to a single folder and none of its subfolders. Using either the "folder name" or "folder" criteria as part of a search produces no results.

For example, if I do a search where the only criteria is folder name/folder contains "s", and make the entire hard drive the scope, no results are returned.

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In HoudahSpot you can limit a search to a folder using the Where… pane. You may exclude folders from the search using the Exclude… pane. 

HoudahSpot builds upon the Spotlight engine. The Spotlight engine relies on third party importer plug-ins to provide metadata for files. These plug-ins are free to declare new attributes. I do not know which plug-in declared the folder / folder names attribute. Such attribute would apply only to files indexed by that plug-in.

Pierre Bernard
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