Does an OSX computer have a search function?

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  1. notharry macrumors newbie

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    Dear Sir / Madam,

    A Windows computer has the functionality of finding a file within a subdirectory tree.

    Does a OXS computer have the same functionality, and if so, where do I find it?

    I have had an OSX computer for about a year, so I am a novice.

    Also, is there software that can bulk rename files?

    Yours sincerely,

    Harry.
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Expanding on that, you can access Spotlight either by clicking on the magnifying glass icon at the right-hand side of the menu bar, or by typing into the search box in a Finder window.

    When I need to bulk rename I use the mv command in the Terminal, but that's not for the faint of heart!
     
  4. haginile macrumors member

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    Yosemite has batch rename built-in. Just select multiple files and right click, you'll see "Rename X files..."
     
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    I've always used the automator for bulk renames.
     
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    You learn something every day! :)
     

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