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jayman
Is it possible to search by the Mac OS label color assigned to a file?
I have thousands of pdf's, most of which are color coded with the basic system label colors. I want to be able to search just within the yellows or reds, etc., but I can't figure out how to do it. Thanks
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houdah
Hi!

Thanks for your interest in HoudahSpot.

The criterion you are looking for is called "File Label".

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Pierre Bernard
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jayman
Yikes!
I searched the super long drop down list for this, but somehow missed it in the primary. Sorry about that.
Jay
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gazzasanx

Hi,


I really need a way to search within specific folders that have different colour labels. 


I can only see File Label as a quantifier. Why isn't there simply Label =? 


Has Apple removed this? Is there a way around this if this is the case?


Thanks,

gaz

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houdah
Hi!

The criterion used to search by Finder label color is named "File label".
Is there any search you cannot perform using the "File label" criterion.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

Houdah Software s. à r. l.
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gazzasanx

Hi Pierre,


You're right! I got my logic all wrong and then took the criteria literally.


Perhaps you can help? I'm trying to find .pages docs that are within folders that have been given label x. As every folder (in my Projects dir) has a .pages doc within it, I'm trying to limit my search. Unfortunately I'm getting results of zero which is a little too limited.


TIA,

Gary

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houdah
Hi!

Unfortunately that is not possible.

You will need to manually pick the folders and add them to the "Where…" section. Once you have set up your search you may want to save it as a template.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

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

HoudahGeo: One-stop photo geocoding
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Tembo: Easy and effective file search
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houdah
Hi!

You could try a two-step approach:

1. Search for all folders with the desired label colors.
2. Drag the results from the first search to the Where… panel of a second search.

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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