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Jason Brown
difference between a saved search and smart folder?
on Jun 6, 2011 at 2:47:55 am

I have been reading and testing to figure this out, and I don't understand...is there a difference between a saved search and a smart folder?


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Jerry Jorgenson
Re: difference between a saved search and smart folder?
on Jun 6, 2011 at 5:55:00 pm

A smart folder continually updates as files that match the selections criteria are created and destroyed. A saved search is static and has to be run every time to get the answer. Generally you want to use smart folders sparingly because they can take up a lot of resources.

Smart folders can be particularly useful in Mail.app.


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