Auto filter sub folders for the screen saver

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I gave up trying to get the built in screen saver to use smart folders to filter all of my images into the screen saver. The problem is that I have all of my photos arranged roughly by type into sub folders, but sub folders will not work in the screen saver. Smart folders are not even recognised.


I did manage to do this using Hazel and a few simple rules that create alias' of the images in a dedicated folder which can be picked up by the screen saver.

Basically I have a folder structure like this;

Pictures>
    /+For Screen Saver
    /Desktop Pictures
      /1. Nat Geo
      /2. Aerial
      /3. Cosmos

Hazel automatically searches the "Desktop Pictures" folder, finds any images, color labels them green, adds a spotlight comment "screensaver" and finally places an alias in the "+For Screen Saver" folder.

So any time I want to add a picture, I just drop it into the "Desktop Pictures" folder, or one of the classified subfolders and Hazel automatically does its magic.

Simples.

Here is the main rule.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/224 ... hazelrules


The second rule cleans up any duplicate alias' created, based on the Finder copy naming convention of adding -1 to the end of a file name.


https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/224 ... hazelrules


Enjoy.
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