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Re: im about to find some files
On 30 aug 2007, at 12.34, Goddard, Duncan wrote:
> >>The first time I got on a mac, I couldn't even figure out how to
> find a file or the hard-drive.
> >> I'm wasting time just FINDING things...
> many mac users complain that the one thing ruining an otherwise
> reasonably pleasant user-experience, & the one achilles' heel of
> the mac os, is & has been for many years, the finder.
> there's even a forum called FTFF, fix the f finder.
> when I stumbled on this, it was because I was sure there must be a
> utility for mac os that lets you search for files by the same
> criteria as the search tool in windows. in particular, I was
> getting fed up of losing disc space to things like AVI captures
> made in error while using final-cut or even i-movie. these apps
> specialise in hiding big chunks of media in "project files", making
> it diffcult to clean out the hard drive without destroying metadata.
> I bought a copy of pathfinder & now the mac behaves like a windows
> machine. :-) I mean I can search for stuff by size, by date, by
> when it was modified..... so in addition to having parallels & w2k
> on it, I now have a search-utility that can find files in both OSs.
> well, it works for me.
I'm working with both systems daily and fully understand you point.
But recently I have found that with OS X Mac has gotten a search
function that works almost exactly as in Windows. It's called
"Spotlight". I still thing though, that the File Explorer of Window's
is a bit better than the way Finder displays hard drive content. In
OS X there is no way of displaying the whole "tree" of a search path
and keep it while checking some other folder. I'm thinking that it
would be easy for Apple to fix this and if they did I would value
Finder as the better one in this regard.
Greetings from Sweden