Finder instructions

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Howard Brazee, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. Howard Brazee macrumors 6502

    Howard Brazee

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    #1
    I'm posting this here as my immediate concern is with iTunes - but I have the same problem with my wife's iMac, and searching on my iPod.

    I don't know how to use the finder to find exactly the string I am looking for. Instead, it finds a bunch of variations of the words I type (including bigger words containing my words). I tried putting quotes around it.

    I'm not finding instructions on how to do string searches using Apple's finder.
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

    xUKHCx

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    #2
    Command + F

    Name Is

    Will only return the item with the exact name as the one you put in the box.
     
  3. Howard Brazee thread starter macrumors 6502

    Howard Brazee

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    #3
    I think you're saying with the Mac, don't use the GUI, but use keyboard to open the search window.

    I'm sitting at a Windows machine at the moment, so I tried a CTL-F from within iTunes, but nothing happened.
     
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

    xUKHCx

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    #4
    I'm not totally sure where you want to search, if it is inside iTunes then not sure how to get it to sure for exact match only. But if you are wanting to use Finder to find the file then indeed Command+F setup how i described above will work.
     

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