Trying to Find Files Transferred From Migration Assistant

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by WinterWolf90, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. WinterWolf90 macrumors 6502

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    I used the windows to mac program to transfer my files and finder will not find them when I do a search. For some reason I can find my iTunes files and movies, but not any pictures that I transferred over. Eventually I was able to locate the folder and saw that they seem to be separate from everything else. Is there a good way to go about to move these so finder can search for them?

    This is my first mac.
     
  2. inscrewtable macrumors 65816

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    What do you mean they seem to be separate from everything else.

    Maybe Spotlight has not finished indexing yet.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    According to this Apple support document, you need to open iPhoto on the Mac and it will find and import the photos. Never tried this myself though.

     
  4. WinterWolf90 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So it seems finder doesn't search for files unless you have opened them; or that seems to be the case with the files transferred over from the migration program. After I opened the pictures, it was able to search for them; same for my movies and music. The mac showed these files as other data until i opened them.
     

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