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    quick question about find finder
    Hello

    Just wondering what is this "Search For" in the Find Finder? Does this list the history of what you opened and what you browsed?

    Thanks

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    Simply searches for files, usually by filename and contents, so adding paypal into the search will show any file with that in its name and any files with paypal in the text

    Although spotlight is more flexible

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    louishen: Thanks for replying. Another question is, I have an admin account and I created a user account.... When I tried to logged in the user account, I am quiet surprised that I can see the other folders in the admin account.

    How can that be? Is it something to do with permission?

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    You should be able to see the folders, but not get into them. If you can open the folders, then you have a permissions issue there.

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    @chas_m: thanks. How do I change the permission in the admin user?

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    From the admin account you can select your home folder (Users > You), right click on the folder and choose Select info

    You can set permissions there by opening the little padlock icon

    If you select No Access next to everyone, then non admin users will have no access whatsoever
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    Thanks I found the "everyone" but then I also found another user which is staff. Is this a default in mac?

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    Yes, it can be.

    DO NOT go messing around with permissions on users unless you are VERY VERY sure you know what you are doing. Can cause LOTS of problems messing around with permissions.

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