Spotlight Advaned search

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by Tech198, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    I'm trying to do advanced searching by all dates after in Finder,, Spotlight window

    The problem is u must enter exact search criteria.. in order to review "+"

    The issue is the date i'm wanting is not not exact..... it's "any created date after"

    I can't use "All my files" because that only applies to local drive only.. not network drive where i'm wanting to search files on.

    "Arrange By" only pulls up those in root folder only,, not all files within folders.

    So, what do I enter if i am not searching for anything exact ? do i enter the same date i am later going to select ? or what?
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    To want to search a network drive for files created after a certain date?
  3. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    You can empty the search field once you add a search criterion. Just don’t click on the X button in the search field, remove the entered text manually.

    Alternatively, you can select the directory you want to search, then go to File → New Smart Folder and click on the + button to add your search criteria. You don’t have to type anything into the search field.
  4. Tech198 thread starter macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    ok thanks.. that works fine

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