Finding files via the FINDER...frustrated

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by elgrecomac, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. elgrecomac macrumors 65816

    elgrecomac

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    #1
    OK. I've been using a mac for a few years now but I am very frustrated using finder to search for files. For example, I want to find my Windows 8 virtual machine that I created a couple of months ago, so I opened up a finder window and searched for Windows 8 in the search part of finder, but then finder shows me all kinds of files without Windows 8 in the name of the file, like 70+ files.

    OK, mac experts, please tell me I am doing something wrong because if I am not, well, then finder sucks. All I want to do if find a file with a partial name search.
    :eek:
    Thank you!


    P.S. I forgot to mention that I want a list in alphabetical order for my search. Hell, even Windows XP can do this.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #2
    Click this to restrict your search to file names only:
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    Just click on the "Name" column heading in your search results to sort by name.
     
  3. elgrecomac thread starter macrumors 65816

    elgrecomac

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    #3
    Thank you!

    Thank you for the assistance!
     

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