Searching in finder shows too many results...

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by adammusic, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. adammusic macrumors 6502

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    Upgraded to Lion. Now when I search for something in finder, say an mp3, finder returns with a list of files that are from my mail accounts. How do I make it not search old mail files. But make searching in Mail return old mail files.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can restrict your search to certain folders, certain file types, etc.
     
  3. adammusic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    what if i search for files or mp3 or anything regularly in finder. but don't want it to return files from mail...?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Start the search outside the mail folder. You have .mp3 files in your mail?
     
  5. adammusic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    im searching in finder...and it returns mail results. thats the problem.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    As I said, don't search your entire drive. Start your search from another folder, such as Documents or your user folder:
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  7. adammusic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I used to search my entire drive & that wouldn't show up.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Why do you have .mp3 files in your mail?
     
  9. adammusic thread starter macrumors 6502

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  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I already told you how to exclude your mail from the search.
     
  11. adammusic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i figured out the problem. It has something to do with mail. When I deleted my mail account from the mail application. The returned results are what I want when searching. But for some reason Mail is creating a folder with every attachment I've ever sent. & those get included in the search. how do i change that?
     

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