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    Mac, download tab help
    So, what happened was i was uploading something and i was doing something else as well
    so i accidentally dragged my today tab, under the Search for somewhere and now i cant find it :/ heres what it looks like now

    this is the link! -


    http://25.media.tumblr.com/b0219b690...17u4o1_250.png


    PLEASE HELP

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    Open the Saved Searches folder. It's in username/Library/Saved Searches

    It should be a Smart folder in here that you can just drag back to the Sidebar
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    i did that but this is what pops up




    i tried opening it but it just leads to one folder with a similar title and it keeps going like that

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    I can't tell if you're in the correct location but you can just recreate the Smart Folder

    Here are some good step-by-steps
    Restore Smart Searches to OS X Lion's Finder Sidebar
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    could you please tell me if you have the time how too?

    im actually younger than 16 so i dont really get the technical stuff..

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    The info you need is on that link I posted but here's the bit you need specifically:

    Creating a Smart Folder

    Make sure the Finder is the front most application, either by opening a Finder window or by clicking on your Mac's Desktop. We will recreate the Today Smart Search from the pre-Lion Finder sidebar as an example.

    1. From the Finder menu, select File, New Smart Folder.

    2. A Finder window will open, with the search pane open.

    3. Select the area to search; for this example, click the This Mac item.

    4. On the far right side of the search pane, click the plus (+) button.

    5. The Search Criteria area will display, showing various buttons and fields, depending on the search criteria you chose.

    6. Click the first search criteria button and select 'Last opened date' from the drop-down menu.

    7. Click the second search criteria button and select 'Today' from the drop-down menu.

    8. Hold down the Option button and click the '…' button to the far right of the search criteria you just set up.

    9. Two new search criteria rows will display.

    10. In the first new row, set the single button to 'None'.

    11. In the last row of the search criteria, set the first button to 'Kind' and the second button to 'Folder.'

    12. The search results will display.

    13. Set the search order to Last Opened by clicking on the Last Opened column in the search results (you may need to scroll to see the column).

    14. The finished Smart Folder search criteria should look like this (I've placed single quotes around the button text):

    Search: 'This Mac'

    'Last opened date' is 'today'

    'None' of the following are true

    'Kind' is 'Folder'

    15 Save the Resulting Search as a Smart Folder

    Click the Save button on the far right of the search pane.

    Give the Smart Folder a name, such as Today.

    You can leave the 'Where' setting at the default location.

    Place a check mark next to the Add to Sidebar box.

    Click the Save button.

    The Today item will be added to the Favorites section of the Finder Sidebar.
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    What a fabulous advertisement for the Forums and the way they help people. It must have taken ages to type out these instructions, mrplow. We are all very grateful to folks like you who give up so much of your free time.

    Ian

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    It was mainly a cut and paste job but the sentiment is appreciated. Thank you.
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    Was this perhaps a case of accidently dragging the smart folder to the Desktop?

    Wouldn't it be possible to just re-check it in Finder preferences, from the Sidebar tab?

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    thank you! so much! it means alot seriously thank you <3
    but im stuck at this part
    8. Hold down the Option button and click the '…' button to the far right of the search criteria you just set up.
    i cant find the '...' button.. on the far right is the (+) & (-)

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    Just clicking the + a couple of times will achieve the same thing
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    thank you so much everyone, i put it back in.
    Thank you for making this forums it really helped me.



    <3 <3

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    Quote Originally Posted by toMACsh View Post
    Was this perhaps a case of accidently dragging the smart folder to the Desktop?

    Wouldn't it be possible to just re-check it in Finder preferences, from the Sidebar tab?
    Is this feature still available in Mountain Lion?

    Soplop:
    Glad you got sorted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrplow View Post
    Is this feature still available in Mountain Lion?
    I don't know. I also don't see where the OP identified an OS version.

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