custom search features in Finder?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rassoodock, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. rassoodock macrumors member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Everytime I search for a file (Apple+F), I get many results that include text from within documents. I've been shown that there a way to search by "file name" only, but I wonder if I am running an different version of OSX that doesn't have that. My finder window has no option to search by file name. I see that there are plenty of search options available, but there doesn't appear to be one to search by "file name" only. Any help most appreciated. Thanks, Michael

    Here is a screen shot of my finder window plus the "about this Mac" window to show what I'm running:

  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
  3. rassoodock thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Ah! I got it to work. Now, how do you make this type of search the default? I can see where I can save a specific serach, but not how to make a type of search the default. I need to search by filename 99% of the time and having to set up this search each time is a bit of a pain.


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