OS X: How do you search for file types ONLY?

brbubba

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Original poster
May 20, 2006
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This is really really starting to annoy me. I open up spotlight and search ".rm" and specify "file name" as an option. It pops up one result, some .rmf file, yet I am sitting here staring at a .rm file on my system. What gives? I just want to see all .rm or .mp4 or .m4a, etc files on my hard drive. What is the simplest way to do that?

It seems to be working somewhat with other file types, but I just checked my spotlight privacy settings and the folder that the .rm file is in is not listed there. Something is definitely awry.
 

karenflower

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Dec 7, 2007
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Click the 'Kind' pop-up box and choose 'File Extension' (you may have to click on 'Other...' first to enable it), and you can type your file extension in the box next to it.

Also, you might want to make sure 'This Mac' is selected so that it searches the whole drive.
 

Pirate 48

macrumors newbie
Nov 10, 2015
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Odessa, Ukraine
It can be easily done with system tools.

  1. You can easily search via Spot Light if you put a dot before filetype name.
  2. As well it is possible to use Finder and specify in search preferences "Kinds -> Disk Image" in case of .dmg files.
 
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