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countdrachma
Hi.  I'm a noob to tagging but have started and think this has a lot of potential for my workflow.  One thing I'd want to do though is be able to search a particular location (and sub-folders) for all files that don't contain any tags.  This result would allow me to use these search results to create appropriate tags.  Effectively, the search result would be to catch files I have missed in setting up with tags.

From what I can tell of the search criteria though, it appears I can only search for tags that start with or contain characters.  It doesn't appear that you can search this based on non-existing tags.  Is there a way to do this?  Thanks in advance for your help.

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houdah
Hi!

There is no way to search for files that don't have any tags. You may however search for files that lack a specific tag or set of tags. E.g. all images from last month which are not tagged "September".

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

Houdah Software s. à r. l.
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HoudahGeo: One-stop photo geocoding
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countdrachma
Thanks for the reply Pierre.  I did actually get a rather bloated solution to this working that meets my needs.  I created a search where NONE of the criteria matches and then put a "tag includes 'a'" argument, "tag contains 'b'" argument, "tag includes 'c'" argument etc right through to 'z'.  It's a long search obviously but once saved, does the trick.  This allows me to find all files I need to tag and once I tag them, they get removed from this list.  Works well.

Cheers
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houdah
Hi!

I didn't dare to suggest that.

Would you like to share the file here on the forum. I guess many a HoudahSpot user will be grateful.

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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countdrachma
Sure thing.  Attached is the saved search titled "Untagged" which will search the Documents folder for all files (excluding folders) for files that contain no tags.

Cheers
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edo2909
Here is a zero ground solution

Rgds
edo

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countdrachma
Yep, logic prevails!  Nice one.  I feel a bit stupid now ... 

Thanks though.  Simplifies it much better for me now.
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houdah
Hi!

I feel stupid now. 

Glad to see customers help customers.

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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edo2909
I feel stupid now too
Just found out that I've already posted this hint more than a year ago here on the forum:
http://forums.houdah.com/post?id=3305316

edo

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