I have an app that uses the Spotlight API, but now I want to limit my search to certain folders e.g ~/Movies or ~/Photos
Is there a way to make Spotlight return just those in the directories directly or do I have to sort them myself afterwards?
-> You’re searching for “Search Scope”.
NSMetadataQuery (http://developer.apple.com/documentation/Cocoa/Reference/Foundation/ObjC_classic/Classes/NSMetadataQuery.html) -(void)setSearchScopes:(NSArray *)scopes
inside of a “saved search” the XML for this looks like in search criteria -
<array> <string>/Users/(name)/(folder)</string> </array>