Finder Weirdness - Help Needed

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by Crotonmark, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. Crotonmark macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2011
    I am running Mac OS Sierra - latest version

    When I search in Finder I can't add criteria because the symbol next to the Save button under the Search box is a - sign and not a + sign. No matter how I search the - sign never chages

    All of Apple's documentation says that it should be a + sign so that I can add search criteria

    what am i doing wrong?


  2. Fravin macrumors regular


    Mar 8, 2017
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  3. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Make sure you aren't under "All my Files" (that probably nullifies any criteria since its all your files).

    If that doesn't work click on Macintosh HD, type a search, click save, save it to the sidebar. Then just browse around seeing your favorites (avoiding All my files) and see if its "sticks". Remove the smart search from the sidebar if you want (I don't have any currently and it still works). I had the same problem you did at one time.

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    MacOS 10.12.4

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