How do I search only top level items in a folder (no subfolder contents)

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by truth1ness, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. truth1ness macrumors regular

    May 8, 2011
    Say I have a folder with many folders in it and I'm looking for one. If I type a keyword in the finder it will search those folders along with all the folders and files inside of them recursively. What do I do if I don't want the recursive bit and just want to search the top level folder names?
  2. Fzang, Apr 6, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2015

    Fzang macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2013
    Edit: Woops, I was a little too fast there.

    To search top level folders, you can simple mark one and start writing the name of the folder you're looking for. That should work for most usage cases. Now, if you have a folder with a really complicated name that you can't type within minutes, you might be out of luck.
  3. truth1ness thread starter macrumors regular

    May 8, 2011

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