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OmarKN

Hi and good day,

A strange issue - simple explanation?

(1.) In a set-up to find rtf, pages, numbers files I searched for a specific file so I wrote:

Name, contains, {audio} => without success-    // {audio} = the word audio without the brackets

(2.) Then in the same HoudahSpot, same set-up, if I write:

Name, begins with, {audio} => WITH success: my file: {Audiofiler med S… …}

How could this be & btw. a fresh Spotlight indexing with mdutil -i on / didn’t help.

 

How can ”contains” and ”begins with” deliver such divergent results?


Screenshot here:

https://www.abc.se/home/m9783/ir/x/_hsp/HoudahSpot-Audio-word-1000.jpg

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with best regards,

Omar K N

Stockholm, Sweden

 

iMac 27'' i5
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houdah
Hi Omar,

I notice both searches return exactly 50 results. I guess you have set the search limit to bring up only the 50 most recently opened files. The missing file probably did not make the cut.

Try raising the limit.

Best,

Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

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OmarKN
 =SOLVED_! 


ok the file appeared once I increased the limit to 300.


Even better if I had used this Limit:


50 - Most - Recently Modified !  (Instead of Recently Opened)



But I must confess I'm not 100% clear about which is better in the future:

Recently Modified -- or -- Recently Opened ?

If I search a file, how can I know if I had modified it recently or only opened it?




Thank you for such a fine software!!


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with best regards,

Omar K N

Stockholm, Sweden

iMac 27'' i5
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houdah
Hi!

It’s a matter of personal preference. I use a limit of 10’000, but keep adding search criteria until I get a manageable list of results.

The files I search for sometimes have not been modified in years, but I can zero in on them using other criteria. E.g. I am designing a web banner and want to find previous designs I used. I then search for images with the dimensions of the banner I need to design.


Best,

Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

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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