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Old May 7, 2012, 01:59 AM   #1
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How can Finder searches only bring up file names that match the term in Lion?

I switched to Lion and still feel like i dont understand the Finder. It's annoying.

The one thing i really want to do is simply enter a term in the search box and have only appear files whose names contain what i've written. How can i change Finder so it does that?
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Old May 7, 2012, 02:03 AM   #2
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I switched to Lion and still feel like i dont understand the Finder. It's annoying.

The one thing i really want to do is simply enter a term in the search box and have only appear files whose names contain what i've written. How can i change Finder so it does that?
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Old May 7, 2012, 02:08 AM   #3
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i dont have the contents/file name option in my window. i looked in preferences and didnt see how i can add it. how can i?
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Old May 7, 2012, 02:15 AM   #4
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i dont have the contents/file name option in my window. i looked in preferences and didnt see how i can add it. how can i?
I'm surprised it's not there, but you can add that criteria another way:
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Old May 7, 2012, 02:17 AM   #5
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I can add it to a search but I want it there so i dont need to keep adding it every time. That is odd that you have it and i dont. it must be some preference click away!
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I can add it to a search but I want it there so i dont need to keep adding it every time. That is odd that you have it and i dont. it must be some preference click away!
I'm on Snow Leopard. I hadn't noticed that they removed that in Lion.
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I switched to Lion and still feel like i dont understand the Finder. It's annoying.

The one thing i really want to do is simply enter a term in the search box and have only appear files whose names contain what i've written. How can i change Finder so it does that?
Just use the free app iFileX. It will find what you want and is much easier to use than Finder.

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Old May 7, 2012, 12:25 PM   #8
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Easier way: as you type the search into the Finder search bar, a small dropdown menu will appear offering to search "Filenames include ...". Just hit the down arrow to select it and you'll only get filename results.



Edit: Sorry for the weird look, it has a shadow on that dropdown in the Finder, so it's not so indistinct. For some reason the screenshot lost that.

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Old May 7, 2012, 12:28 PM   #9
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This is what i needed!

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Easier way: as you type the search into the Finder search bar, a small dropdown menu will appear offering to search "Filenames include ...". Just hit the down arrow to select it and you'll only get filename results.
Thanks for that! I couldn't imagine them removing that capability. Just when you learn your way around software, the developer changes something! Sometimes, it's better to just leave it the way it was!
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