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Want to set default folder for finding & opening files with Alfred

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Hi,

 

In Alfred Prefs > File Search > Advanced 

I set there [x] use custom home folder

as:

/Volumes/main_HD/Users/omarkn/Documents/_Wie_HowTo

 

for opening files in this folder.

 

But when I write open in Alfred, I only get OPEN FILE with CMD 4, this is not specific - ?

 

What else to do, or can I read somewhere in a tutorial?

 

 

with best regards,

Omar K N

(Stockholm, Sweden)

 

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Hi,

 

In Alfred Prefs > File Search > Advanced 

I set there [x] use custom home folder

as:

/Volumes/main_HD/Users/omarkn/Documents/_Wie_HowTo

 

for opening files in this folder.

 

But when I write open in Alfred, I only get OPEN FILE with CMD 4, this is not specific - ?

 

What else to do, or can I read somewhere in a tutorial?

 

 

with best regards,

Omar K N

(Stockholm, Sweden)

 

The advanced option that you are referencing is more used for the File Navigation feature of Alfred. If you open Alfred and type ~ (the default character), it will open up Alfred into File Navigation mode and let you browse the file structure.

 

Alfred can show files as results and open them simply by using the open or find keywords, depending on what you are wanting to do. You could also open Alfred and simply press the spacebar. That should add a ' character in the front which functions the same as the open keyword.

 

If you are looking to search a specific folder often, you could also create a workflow that uses a File Filter to only show results from a specific folder.

 

Hopefully this gets you going. If not, let me know and I'd be happy to help you figure things out.

 

Thanks 

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>Hopefully this gets you going.

 

 

Yes really, I'll dig into it.

 

And if there is a general tutorial.

 

Thank you!

 

 

with best regards,

Omar K N

(Stockholm, Sweden)

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>Hopefully this gets you going.

 

 

Yes really, I'll dig into it.

 

And if there is a general tutorial.

 

Thank you!

 

 

with best regards,

Omar K N

(Stockholm, Sweden)

 

I believe Vero is working on some tutorial videos. You could also check http://support.alfredapp.com or ask questions in the forums for any other additional info/help you need.

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