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Chapter 19. Sherlock 2 > Do a simple search for a file on your hard disk

Do a simple search for a file on your hard disk

First of all, a file is anything on your hard disk. Documents, applications, folders, fonts—everything is considered a file. And every file on your Mac is represented by an icon. So let's search for something on your hard disk.

Search for a file on your hard disk

1.
If you are at the Desktop, go to the File menu and choose "Find…," or press Command F.

If you are in any application (or even if you're at the Desktop), from the Apple menu, choose "Sherlock 2."

2.
Click the first channel button, the one with the picture of a hard disk (circled, below; it's probably already selected).

3.
In the upper portion of the window you'll see the name of your hard disk (as shown below). Depending on how your computer is set up, you might see other items in that area. Make sure there is a checkbox in any item you want to search.

4.
In the edit box (see below), type a word that you think is in some of the files on your computer. For instance, type "letter" or "setup."

5.
Make sure the round radio button for "File Names" is checked (shown below).

6.
You'll notice in the lower area that Sherlock 2 reiterates what you are looking for.

7.
Click the Search button (the round one with the magnifying glass; circled, below).

8.
After you do the steps above, turn the page and continue.


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