Searching in folder AND its subfolders

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by colourmaker, May 1, 2008.

  1. colourmaker macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2008
    Hi, I want to search a folder AND it subfolders for a specific filetype (avi)-

    I have tried this in Finder:
    1.Find the main folder and open it in a separate window
    2.Search for Movies there with the advanced search (+) under the search window.

    This searches only in the main folder, not the subfolders.

    Any tips?

    I am a newbie, bought my first Mac Mini three weeks ago - and loving it!

  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    Open the folder you want to search, type search criteria in the find box on the top right of the finder window, then click the folder name (and not "This Mac"):

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    Click for full size

    That should give you the result from the original folder and all its subfolders...
  3. colourmaker thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2008
    Tried this, it only searches main folder

    Hi, tried this suggestion, it only searches the main folder. Hmmm. Any more tips anyone?
  4. colourmaker thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2008
    The disk I am searching is FAT32..

    Maybe my problems are caused by the fact that I am searching on an external harddisk, which I have used on PC earlier, and thus is formatted in FAT32...

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