How to search for words in documents in Lion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by horace528, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. horace528 macrumors regular


    May 14, 2011
    Here's why I'm trying to ask.
    Lately I have downloaded a lot of files from Google Drive, and I'm trying to sort a lot of documents (262 exactly) by finding a set of numbers and letters that only one kind of document has.
    For example, I'm trying to find the documents that have "5R-ET1" to see which documents has those set of letters inside the documents to sort them in a diffrent folder.
    Is there something in the Finder that can allow me to do this, or is there like this program which compares documents that fits my use? :confused::confused:
    By the way, most of the files are in .doc format, the rest are in .pages format.
    Hope there is a way to fix this situation! :):)
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    By default, when you search in Finder, it searches the contents of files, not just the file names. If you want it to search only file names, you can select that option in the dropdown menu from the search bar.
  3. horace528 thread starter macrumors regular


    May 14, 2011
    Thanks! I was able to organize my files very easily :) ;):D
    Thanks for your help.

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