System Files Option Removed in Finder

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by DC Hurricane, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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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?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Can this help?
     
  3. Nermal, Jun 11, 2013
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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?
     
  4. macrumors Westmere

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    The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion: 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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    pknz

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    Strange, I am still able to perform this search in 10.8.4.
     

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  6. thread starter macrumors member

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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.
     
  7. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    "All My Files" is not a folder, but rather a search result. You can't search in a search result.
     

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