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  1. #1

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    Oct 27, 2009
    How to search files in FINDER for multiple words
    I tried searching for a term consisting of two words in the files of FINDER.
    The search does a good jo with the first word but not with the combination.
    How can I do it? Is it at all possible?

  2. #2

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    From Desktop, use Cmd-F. Type in the two words you're seeking.
    To replicate what you're trying to do, I used Cmd-F and then typed in Classic Answers (a document I have on my desktop). Finder got Classic first and displayed all its findings, and then switched to items with both words. The whole process took about 2 - 3 seconds.
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    Wrap it in quotes. For instance, if you wanted to search for My File, put "My File" in the search field.
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  4. #4

    Member Since
    Oct 27, 2009
    Thanks for the advice!
    The "" is providing the result I needed, because I was looking for two words following each other.

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