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Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide by Maria Langer

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5. Searching for Files

Searching for Files

Mac OS X offers a number of search features you can use to find files or folders:

• Predefined searches listed in the sidebar make it quick and easy to conduct a search.

• Spotlight enables you to perform a search quickly, no matter what application is active. Search results appear in a Spotlight menu or in a search results window.

• A Finder window’s Search field enables you to initiate a search based on file name or content from a Finder window. Search results appear within the window, sorted by file type.

• The Finder’s Find command takes Finder searching a step further by offering additional search options, including the ability to find files based on kind, dates, labels, and size.

• Smart folders ...

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