Does Finder have this search option ?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by TheBrazilianGuy, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. TheBrazilianGuy macrumors regular

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    Jul 26, 2006
    #1
    I use terminal and Spotlight all the time but sometimes
    I came across situations like this :

    Say that I had a folder opened with thousands of files using
    dozens of different formats (.cpp, .f90, .xml, etc).
    If I want a file with a specific format within this folder
    there is not use of typing, let's say, *.cpp in the "Search" field
    because Finder will give me all sort of matching hits inside my hard drive.

    Is there a way to use a kind of keyword into the Search field to only look
    for files inside the folder you already are ?

    Thanks !
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    Indianapolis
    #2
    The Search text box in the upper right hand does in folder searching. You can also pick what folder you want to search in as well.
     
  3. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

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    San Francisco
    #3
    Yeah just use the Find option from the folder you're in. Go to the folder and hit Cmd-F. Or customize your windows to have the search box in all windows.
     
  4. TheBrazilianGuy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Jul 26, 2006
    #4
    Thanks for the replies.

    I will keep this in mind ;)
     

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