Searching for items...

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Jaykay, Apr 13, 2003.

  1. Jaykay macrumors 6502a

    Jaykay

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    #1
    Ok, strange question but i was wondering if its possible to search for a type of file (name, type...) everywhere on the computer except for in a specific folder (without copying that folder to another volume)... anyone, i bow to the people who are smarter than i, i request your wisdom.

    Thanks.
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    #2
    If you make Finder your active app and kit Apple+F you should get the find dialog, with it you can specify all monor of different search options.
     
  3. Jaykay thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jaykay

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    #3
    Ok, i may have sounded nieve but im not that bad..... i have had an idea since i posted last though.

    P.S. The find dialogue cant do that.

    P.P.S. "monor" is spelled manner. :)
     
  4. Jaykay thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jaykay

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    #4
    For any further reference i found out how to do it (although im sure there is a simpler way) i just used a utility to turn the folder invisible and then just searched for a certain type of file with the setting on the find dialogue being turned only to search in visible areas. Works a treat for when ya want to get rid of copies of mp3's that were already copied to itunes....

    Also, edesign no offence was intended... im just a grumpy person :rolleyes:
     
  5. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020

    bennetsaysargh

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    #5
    i kinda miss being able to say to my little brother when he lost something,
    "just sherlock it!"

    ah. 10.3
    the good old days...
     

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