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Part 2. Working with Disks, Folders, and Files > Finding Files with Spotlight

Finding Files with Spotlight

Click the Spotlight menu to display the search field.

Enter search terms in the field.

Click a document in the menu to open it.

Click Show All to see more results.

INTRODUCTION

Spotlight is a new kind of search utility. Built in to the Finder, it's always waiting for you in the upper-right corner of the screen. After it finds what you're looking for, Spotlight doesn't stop there; it organizes its results into categories and sorts them any way you like.


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Talking Your Language

Spotlight is even smarter than it looks. Try adding natural-language search terms such as “yesterday” (for files modified yesterday) or “image” (for image files) to narrow your searches.


Click an option in the sidebar to sort the results differently.

Click an option in the sidebar to filter the search results by time or location.

Click the Info button next to an item in the list to see more information about that file.

Double-click an item in the list to open the file.


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