I’m having trouble getting EF to copy tags to Spotlight comments even though the relevant option is checked in preferences. The manual mentions that tags are copied to Spotlight comments “when a library is opened and periodically thereafter”, but my experience is that they are copied only very irregularly or not at all. How often should the copy happen usually?
I can force EF to copy tags to Spotlight comments using the Backup Metadata command, but this sometimes causes another problem: it will overwrite any tags added to that file by other applications, unless EF has already detected those tags. I know I could avoid this problem by running the “Tags from Spotlight comments” script first, but what would be more useful to me is a script that detects and merges all relevant tags simultaneously – a kind of “refresh tags” option. Does such a thing exist?