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Search for files on your Mac with Spotlight

No matter how well organized you keep your Mac, one day it's going to be difficult to find a particular file. Perhaps you misplaced it or you downloaded it and can't find it or you don't even know where it went in the first place. Spotlight can find anything and everything for you. It finds the text you're looking for whether it's in the name of the file, inside an email message, a PDF, or in the text of a document.

Tips for searching: It doesn't matter whether you type capital or lower-case letters—the search will find “Love Letter” even if you search for “love letter.”

Spaces, however, do matter. That is, “love letter” will not find “loveletter.”

If you don't know the exact name of the file, just type any part of it that you think is in the file name, such as “love.”


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