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Chapter 2. Managing Files and Folders > Searching for Files Using the Search Ba...

Searching for Files Using the Search Bar

Sometimes remembering precisely where you stored a file is difficult. The Finder window provides a Search bar () that allows you to quickly search for files and folders by name on your local and network disks. The pop-up (magnifying glass) in the Search bar lets you specify where you want to search: Local Disks, Home, Selection, or Everywhere. The results of a search appears in two panes. The upper pane displays the files found during the search. The lower pane displays the location where the selected file is stored on your computer.

Search for Files and Folders

Open a Finder window.

TROUBLE? If the toolbar isn't available, click the View menu, and then click Show Toolbar. If the Search bar isn't available, click the View menu, and then click Customize Toolbar to add it to the toolbar.

Click the Search bar pop-up on the toolbar, and then select a search location.

  • Local Disks. Searches your computer.

  • Home. Searches your Home folder.

  • Selection. Searches the selected items. If no selection, it searches the current window.

  • Everywhere. Searches the disks on or connected to your computer.

Type the name or part of the name of the item you want to find.

As you type, a sprocket icon spins indicating a search is in progress.

To pause or cancel a search in progress, click the X button.

The search results appear during the search.


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