- Finding Information Using Spotlight
- Finding Information in the Spotlight Window
- Filtering Spotlight Results
- Grouping and Sorting Spotlight Results
- Working with Spotlight Results
- Setting Spotlight Preferences
- Searching for Files Using the Find Window
- Searching for Hard to Find Information
- Working with Find Window Results
- creating and Using Smart Folders
- Getting Help While You Work
- Getting Help Using Spotlight
Searching for Hard to Find Information
In addition to searching for typical information, such as name, location, size, or kind, you can also search for file specific metadata, such as visibility (visible files, not hidden one used by Mac OS X), duration, dimensions, pixel height and width, device make, and layers. There are over 115 different metadata search attributes from which to choose. For example, you can select search attributes to find visible files (not hidden ones used by Mac OS X), the duration of music and movies, the dimensions of graphics or PDF documents, the device used to acquire a document, and the names of layers in Photoshop.
Search for Hard to Find Information
- In the Finder, click the File menu, and then click Find.
- You can also use the Search field located in every Finder window.
- In the Search field, type the text in which you want to search.
- To display only matches with filename, select Filename contains "text" on the Search menu.
- At the top of the window, click the button with the search location you want: This Mac, All My files or "folder or disk name," or Shared.
- Click the first Search pop-up, and then click Other.
- Select the search attribute you want to find.
- Click OK.