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Using "Smart Sync" status in a macOS Smart Folder so it's searchable

Using "Smart Sync" status in a macOS Smart Folder so it's searchable

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On macOS you can set up a "smart folder" which is effectively a search of a given directory tree for files which meet certain criteria. Given the copious metadata macOS has on files, there's often very esoteric things you can set as criteria (whether an image is landscope or portrait, what video codec is used, etc.)

What I don't see available to search on, though, is the Smart-Sync status. It seems like it would be really useful to be able to search for files based on things like "Show me everything in this directory tree that are available Locally". But that metadata (which is clearly available via the checkboxes/clouds) doesn't seem to be exposed to the file-search architecture.

Is there any way to do this? Is this a feature request?

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Dropboxer

Hey there @DBalling , how are you today?

I understand how useful this option would be so I'd like to thank you for this feature request.

We are always looking for user input when creating the next version of our desktop app so I'll make sure your comments are passed along to our dev team.

If you have anything else to add, please let me know. 

Dropboxer

This idea is going to need a bit more support.

We've updated the status to encourage more users to back you up!

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