Finder does not search the entire system

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fterh, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. fterh macrumors member

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    Feb 14, 2011
    #1
    I want to uninstall Google Chrome together with any data associated with it. I used AppZapper, which removed only a file (along with the .app).

    I searched for "Google" using Finder, which didn't turn up any folders. Yet when I navigate to /Users/<user>/Library there is a "Google" folder there. In fact, there are folders named "Google" everywhere on the system, but Finder couldn't find one. :(

    Why?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    #2
    Finder, by default, doesn't search everywhere. It hasn't since 10.4. I use Easyfind to find things the real way.
     
  3. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

    iLog.Genius

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    #3
    Yeah, I don't like the new search that was implemented after 10.4. Even when you set the correct parameters, it doesn't always find files matching your criteria.
     
  4. NZed macrumors 65816

    NZed

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    Canada, Eh?
    #4
    Why not use AppDelete? it deletes the apps and every associated files
     

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