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Tacitus
I've recently tried searching on tag name using just the 'refine' field, but Spot finds nothing despite my knowing the files are there somewhere.  

The search is: 'Tags' 'contains' (Tag name) but nothing comes up.

I've rebuilt the Spotlight index but no effect. 

Obviously I'm doing something wrong but what?

Spot 4.2.4 Build 13313

OSX 10.11.6  16Gb Ram
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houdah
Hi!

If you know where the file is located, use the Inspector window in HoudahSpot to check that it actually has the Tag. You can drag and drop the file from Finder into the Inspector window: https://blog.houdah.com/2015/03/inspect-os-x-files-and-folders/

Which application did you use to add the tag?

The Tag search, searches only searches standard macOS tags. Try the “keywords & tags” crieterion. This also searches keywords and OpenMeta tags.

Best,

Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

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Tacitus
Thanks for the reply.

Tried using the Inspector window and the tags showed up fine.  Does this mean they are proper OSX tags (IE - not Open Meta)

"Which application did you use to add the tag?"


A variety of apps.  Mainly:

Leap - used Open Meta but Devs say it is now fully compatible with Finder/OSX tags.  Not wholly convinced but it has always seemed to work OK.

Finder - which should certainly be compatible

Default Folder X - Tags created should be fully compatible according to the Devs.  This is the one I use mostly.


Try the “keywords & tags” crieterion. This also searches keywords and OpenMeta tags.

That did the trick and found the files.  Does this also find 'true' OSX tags so I can use it to find any file by tag?






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houdah
Keywords and tags searches the following Spotlight attributes:

- Keywords (internally  called kMDItemKeywords). This is open for use by any application
- Contact Keywords (kMDItemContactKeywords). Apparently used by the Calendar app
- Open Meta tags (kMDItemOMUserTags, kOMUserTags)
- Finder tags (kMDItemUserTags)

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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Tacitus
Thanks for the reply.  I'm guessing that compatibility of open-meta tags is a bit of a stretch since they're listed separately from Finder tags. 
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houdah
They are separate. And there is actually two versions (kMDItemOMUserTags, kOMUserTags).
That’s why I created the “Keywords & Tags” criterion: it searches both Finder and Open Meta tags rather than have you remember which you used.

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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Tacitus
".......That’s why I created the “Keywords & Tags” criterion: it searches both Finder and Open Meta tags rather than have you remember which you used".

Brilliant!!  Hopefully the software I use - Leap and Default Folder - both use Finder tags.  I'm assured they do, but I've no real way of telling.

Thanks for the help.

Regards,
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