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Tag Folders (or maybe just smart folders) broken after 10.6.1 upgrade

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No Smart Folders made by Tag Folders show any contents, even after "successfully" tagging files. Using other means, verified that OpenMeta Tags are attached: TagFolders' Smart Folders just aren't showing any contents.

The upshot is; I can get the TF Smart Folders to function, but my fix occasionally causes the Tag.app they belong to stop working. For details, read on...

So far, the good news is I have not yet had to nuke all 270 + of my Tag Folder tags.

I repaired disc permissions, had Spotlight reindex my Macintosh HD drive, removed all Tag Folder files (App, Application Support, and Tags folder) and reinstalled Tag Folders 2.4.

Still, no luck.

First, Comment to Tag Importer.app needs Rosetta. I did not have it installed on my trim 10.6.1 base, so I had to go back to the install disc.

Mindful Media Management. Tag Folders Problems. Comments to Tags importer requires Rosetta!

Once Rosetta from the 10.6 disc was installed, Tag Importer still threw this error. I dont really mind, because all my tags-as-spotlight-comments should already be in OpenMeta, but FYI:

Mindful Media Management. Tag Folders Problems. After installing Rosetta, Comments to Tags importer still throws errors

When I got through the Tag Folder 2.4 installation, I created a New Tag Folder (using the 'New Tag' app in my default Tags folder). This was a tag that I knew existed in the OpenMeta tags on several files on my HD.

The Tag Folders Smart Folder for it came up empty though, even after assigning some more files to it...

Mindful Media Management. Tag Folders Problems. Tag Folders Smart Folders Come up Empty

After reinstalling everything a couple times, I started looking at Smart Folders created outside of Tag Folders. They worked fine. It seems like it is only the TF Smart Folders that are messed up.

So I grabbed my archived Tags folder and started going through all the options. Testing the criteria etc.

When I changed the scope of the query from the query itself to 'This Mac' ... voila!

Mindful Media Management. Tag Folders Problems. Query View. Change Scope to Whole Computer

Then when I changed it back to the query itself, the tagged files remain...

Mindful Media Management. Tag Folders Problems. Query View. Change Scope back to QueryBut only  if I save the query...

Mindful Media Management. Tag Folders Problems. Tag Folders Smart Folders Fixed

But lets not celebrate too fast.

Because now that I can see the tagged files properly in the TF Smart Folder, I can no longer use that tag to tag new files!

Just when I thought I had found a work-around, I find that my work-around *sometimes* causes a worse problem!

This problem exists for new and old Tag.app in my Tags folder; and is reproducible only in random cases.

I have used BBEDIT to read the queries before and after changing the query scope. Heres what I got:

Before changing the scope:

Mindful Media Management. Tag Folders ProblemsAfter:

Mindful Media Management. Tag Folders Problems

And the differences in lines 8, 14...

Mindful Media Management. Tag Folders Problems

Two other problems to note before signing off this post:


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