I'm a video editor. I have found that it is often useful to keep a smart folder at the root level of external drives which searches the drive for media added in the last day. It's a handy way to quickly locate something I probably just downloaded; font, video, photo, vector graphic, or whatever.
Today, inspired by this blog post, I decided to update the template folder structure that I use to organize video productions, and I thought the same type of intelligent folder search would be useful not only at the player level but also by project. based.
My current workflow looks like this: I have a template folder "YYYYMMDD_ProjectName", which contains a bunch of empty (but organized) subfolders for different stages of development, different applications, etc. Each time I start a new project, I duplicate and name the entire hierarchy on a portable player. Portable players already have a _Recently_Added.savedsearch in the root.
This saved search at the root level is useful if I pass the reader to another editor, and I only need to create a new one when I get a new reader.
But since I work with different publishers on different projects, and we all work remotely now (more dropbox, less UPS), it occurred to me that saved research should live at the root of the project model and become instantiated every time i start a new project.
I tried to take a look in the .savedsearch plist and edit the file path with vscode, but if I try to save the paths ; relative accesses in the plist, it seems that they develop before executing, so that the query points again to the model folder, not to the content of the instantiated project (I & # 39 ; hope that makes sense).
I am not very familiar with the syntax of Spotlight raw queries, but I have already used it to perform complex searches. TLDR: Is there a way to save a search that looks recursively in the sister directories? I would prefer to stick with .savedSearhes because I would like to be able to share with other video editors who use MacOS, without forcing them to use Terminal.
I must mention that I am on Catalina 10.15.4