Leopard can't search for ".exe" files

Discussion in 'macOS' started by alaibubu, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. alaibubu macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2006
    I used to use OS X tiger to weed out PC viruses from thumb drives by searching .exe, .dll files and thrashing them. Now, with Leopard, it doesn't seem to be able to do it. I've tried using filters but still it does not give any results. I had to remove the executable files manually. Anybody know why this is so.

    OS X was the best anti virus application I had ever used and I don't want to lose it.
  2. karenflower macrumors 6502a


    Dec 7, 2007
    That's funny, I can find .exe files on my hard drive just fine with Leopard. Do you use the 'File extension is' when searching?
  3. alaibubu thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2006
    Yes I did and on two different computers. That's odd
  4. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    Searching for .exe works fine for me too.

    Sure you are searching right?

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