Search for file format in Spotlight

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  1. G99 macrumors 6502

    G99

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    Is it possible to search for a certain file format in spotlight, to show all the files of that format? I've tried doing this for a while now, as I want to create a smart folder containing all my .NEF images that are stored on my mac.
    Any idea how?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Mac In School macrumors 65816

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  3. whooleytoo macrumors 603

    whooleytoo

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    Search for the file extension? ".nef"

    Virtually all files should now have a file extension, even if they may be hidden in the Finder.
     
  4. dr_lha macrumors 68000

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    If you want to look for Word documents that contain the word cheese, then type this into Spotlight:

    cheese ".doc


    Yes, the single quote is correct. This will only return .doc files in the results (although it also does return any PDF files created from that Word file).

    If you type the above without the ", it will return a much wider based search.
     
  5. G99 thread starter macrumors 6502

    G99

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    I've tried doing this before, but the results return .jpg images as well, which isn't what I want.
     
  6. hanschien macrumors 6502

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    kind:images nef
     
  7. G99 thread starter macrumors 6502

    G99

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    Thanks, but it still comes up with jpg.
     
  8. hanschien macrumors 6502

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    weird, no jpg files are coming up in my searches.

    Try this:
    kind:images raw
    kind:images camera raw
     
  9. G99 thread starter macrumors 6502

    G99

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    The second one did it. Thanks.
     

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