Search Spotlight by Kind?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sfwalter, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. sfwalter macrumors 68000

    sfwalter

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    Dallas Texas
    #1
    I thought you could tell spotlight to only search documents of particular type. In Snow Leopard I attempted to search with "kind:pdf photography".

    However with results I get all kinds including: events, folders, presentations, etc.

    Is it possible or am I doing something wrong?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #2
    Don't use the Spotlight search window, as your options are limited there. Use a Finder window to search. There you can add any criteria to the search that you wish. After you type in your search terms, click the "+" button to the right of the "Save" button which is under your search terms. From there, you can click the drop-down menus and choose from a variety of search criteria, including Kind and File Extension.
     
  3. sfwalter thread starter macrumors 68000

    sfwalter

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    #3
    Thanks I didn't realize about the finder search options with the (+)
     

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