.SAVEDSEARCH File Extension

A .SAVEDSEARCH file is a Spotlight Saved Search, created by Apple.

Open with Apple Finder (Included with OS). Available for Mac.

What is a .SAVEDSEARCH file?

The file extension .SAVEDSEARCH is associated with a Spotlight Saved Search file. This type of file is created using Apple's Spotlight search feature, which is included with Mac OS X version 10.4 and later versions. When you use Spotlight to search for files on your Mac, you can save these searches for later use. These saved searches are stored as files with a .SAVEDSEARCH extension.

A .SAVEDSEARCH file functions as a "Smart Folder." This means it is not just a static folder; instead, it dynamically updates its contents based on the search criteria you have set. For example, if you save a search for all documents containing the word "report," the Smart Folder will automatically update to include new documents that match this criterion as they are added to your Mac.

To open a .SAVEDSEARCH file, you use the Apple Finder program, which is included with the operating system on all Mac computers. There is no need to download or install any additional software to open this type of file on a Mac. Simply double-clicking the .SAVEDSEARCH file in Finder will display the Smart Folder with the files that meet the search criteria you have specified.


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