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    Tolerable workaround. Thanks.

    Tolerable workaround. Thanks.
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    Help with regex for dates

    Please disregard my previous. The flaw was in my regex, not the script.
    Sorry.
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    Help with regex for dates

    This worked for a while. Then I had a system problem and had to rebuild. I didn't have a backup of this script, and pulled another copy from the linked page. The fresh one does not work. Is it...
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    Safe to delete built-in Smart Folders?

    I have no use for the Unfiled and Untagged Smart Folders. If I delete those plists from the Smart Folder directory, will it break anything?
    Thanks.

    EF 1.8.4
    macOS 10.13.6
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    Works perfectly now. Thank you, Michael.

    Works perfectly now. Thank you, Michael.
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    Help with regex for dates

    I’ve encountered a problem that stumps my rudimentary regex skill. I have a number of files with dates in the filenames. I need for those dates to be placed in parentheses. Thus,

    Acme annual...
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    Sorry. When I glanced at it, it looked like it...

    Sorry. When I glanced at it, it looked like it was at the same level as Notes. But that should work in any event. Thanks.
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    What if Hazel empties the Trash?

    The rules say that I should not "move, rename, or delete files inside the *Files* or *Notes* folders." Does that mean that it would be okay to have Hazel take out the Trash, or must that also be done...
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    That should get it. Thanks.

    That should get it. Thanks.
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    Batch change of file names

    I have a large number files the names of which begin with dates, which I would like to remove. If they were regular files in the Finder, I would use A Better Finder Rename.app to remove the dates in...
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    I need to move only a few records occasionally....

    I need to move only a few records occasionally. But following the cue from your message, I discovered that if the archive is open in a different window, rather than a tab, I can drag and drop from...
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    Moving files from one library into another

    I have two libraries: Work Active and Work Archive. When I am ready to archive a file, I would like to move everything (file, tags, notes) into the archive. I'm trying to figure out the best way to...
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    Thanks. That all makes sense. I just wanted to...

    Thanks. That all makes sense. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't overlooking a feature. This is requiring some neural re-wiring, but I think I like where it's headed.
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    Best practice for archives and semi-archives

    The following is an instance of a recurring type of problem. So I need to find a systemic rather than a particular solution.

    I receive weekly tracking reports. When I search for "tracking report"...
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    Show suffixes in the file list?

    Duh. Stupid question. Thanks for your patience.
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    Are folders necessary in EagleFiler

    Helpful. Thanks for the detailed explanation, and for your multiple replies to me today. I'll try not to make a habit of being high-maintenance.
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    Show suffixes in file list?

    Rather than showing the Kind column ("Microsoft Excel Workbook (.xlsx)"), I would prefer for the suffix to appear after the Title ("Report.xlsx"). Is this possible?
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    Are folders necessary in EagleFiler

    I use both Time Machine and Carbon Copy Cloner. Are there any benchmarks that suggest the point at which it would be best to subdivide the content?
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    Are folders necessary in EagleFiler

    I'm in the process of importing groups of files from my deeply-nested Finder hierarchy, which process has caused me to wonder if it's necessary to replicate the hierarchy within EagleFiler. If I...
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    Simultaneous tag replacement

    Excellent. Thanks much.
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    Simultaneous tag replacement

    Is there a way to delete and replace en masse all of the tags for all of the files in a found set?
    Thanks.
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    Thanks

    Thanks for the helpful replies and for the detailed description of a real-use scenario. I think that multiple libraries make more sense for me.
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    Best practice: Multiple libraries or tagging?

    Newbie question: I plan to use EagleFiler for both work and personal reference. I'm wondering if I would be better served by having separate libraries, or by having a single library and tagging each...
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