Find Files quickly with ready-made Searches


Find Files quickly with ready-made Searches
Mac Tip #372, 18 February 2009

Are you looking for that document you worked on recently, but whose name you’ve forgotten? It may be easier to find it than you realise: try one of the ready-made Searches in the Sidebar.

Open up a Finder window, and make sure you can see the Sidebar. See Show the Finder Toolbar, Sidebar and Status Bar, Mac Tip #371, 11 February 2009, if you need help with that.

Once you can see the Sidebar, you should be able to see a list of ready-made searches. If you can’t, click the disclosure triangle beside the heading “SEARCH FOR”.

Standard searches appear in the Finder Sidebar.

Standard searches appear in the Finder Sidebar.

Now, to quickly locate files and programs that were last opened Today, Yesterday or in the Past Week, click on the appropriate item in the Search For list. After a moment or two a list of files appears.

Notice too, that you can also quickly list All Images, All Movies and All Documents with ready-made searches.

That should save you a bit of searching around!

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