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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 OS X), duration, dimensions, pixel height and width, device make, layers, and tags (New!). 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 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

  • yellow_01.jpg In the Finder, click the File menu, and then click Find.

    TIMESAVER Press cmd.jpg+F to open the Find window.

    • You can also use the Search field located in every Finder window.
  • yellow_02.jpg In the Search field, type the text in which you want to search.
  • yellow_03.jpg To display only matches with filename, select Filename contains “text” on the Search menu.
  • yellow_04.jpg 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.
  • yellow_05.jpg Click the first Search pop-up, and then click Other.

  • yellow_06.jpg Select the search attribute you want to find, such as Tags (New!).
  • yellow_07.jpg Click OK.

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