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5. Searching Your Mac

Looking for Things on Your Mac: A Modern Approach

It’s hard to believe that only a few years ago we spent much of our Mac time deleting or archiving unneeded or old files because we were in constant danger of running out of room on our hard disks. Now, with new Macs routinely shipping with hundreds of gigabytes of hard disk real estate, getting rid of files is no longer an issue because we have plenty of room to store everything, even things we don’t need.

Of course, this kind of digital pack rat behavior leads to a completely different problem: finding things. With a typical hard disk now home to thousands of our files, locating the document you need without wasting huge amounts of time is becoming increasingly problematic. ...

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