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Old Jun 11, 2013, 10:37 PM   #1
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System Files Option Removed in Finder

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So I'm using 10.8.4 and I'm trying to delete an application from my machine. Typically I'd do this by doing a search in Finder and doing the + option to include System Files in the search. I just tried this in 10.8.4 but the option seems removed. Does anyone know where I can reenable this?
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Old Jun 11, 2013, 10:40 PM   #2
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The + button isn't there for me when I first open Finder ("All My Files" view) but it IS there if I navigate to a different folder first. Is that your issue?

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Hi,

So I'm using 10.8.4 and I'm trying to delete an application from my machine. Typically I'd do this by doing a search in Finder and doing the + option to include System Files in the search. I just tried this in 10.8.4 but the option seems removed. Does anyone know where I can reenable this?
The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
Best way to FULLY DELETE a program
Complete steps 1-7 of those instructions (or as many as you can), then take a screen shot of your Finder window and post it.
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Strange, I am still able to perform this search in 10.8.4.
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 01:41 AM   #6
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The + button isn't there for me when I first open Finder ("All My Files" view) but it IS there if I navigate to a different folder first. Is that your issue?
Silly me but I was searching in the second dropdown corresponding to Kind instead of flipping Kind itself.

It is curious to me why under All My Files though the + option isn't available at all. I have to navigate to another folder as well.
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Silly me but I was searching in the second dropdown corresponding to Kind instead of flipping Kind itself.

It is curious to me why under All My Files though the + option isn't available at all. I have to navigate to another folder as well.
"All My Files" is not a folder, but rather a search result. You can't search in a search result.
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