-Search- in finder.. I don't get it..

Discussion in 'macOS' started by misscosmic, May 20, 2015.

  1. misscosmic, May 20, 2015
    Last edited: May 20, 2015

    misscosmic macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2013
    Just as an example.
    I want to uninstall all my Adobe programs.
    I go to the finder and put in the search bar -Adobe-. This results in over 6000 files .. because apperently the search results come with all .jpg and .psd to name a few.
    All I want is the finder to search on files and folder that have the word -Adobe- in them. How can I achieve this?

    Happy and happiness,


    I had to go to the + sign on the right side of the finderscreen.
    Than I can choose the options -name- and -matches- and it works. Now I get only names that contain Adobe.
    I thought this would be a default setting .. sorry
  2. davehutch macrumors 6502a


    Mar 5, 2009
    Croxley, Herts
    Adobe issue uninstallers so it would be best to use one if it's available.
    Failing that, you can use something like AppCleaner, which will search for relevant app files and delete.
    Lastly, Adobe.com has pages specifically telling you how to do a manual uninstall and where the relevant preference files are located.

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