Extremely curious and obviously ignorant

kim.gabriel's Avatar


09 Dec, 2012 04:20 PM

but would like to know the difference between Find (which now has a button which brings up the window. Thank you!) and Search. Is one "better" than the other? If this makes you shudder in despair and you think I should be reading something somewhere, I am more than happy to dig in but so far a lot of Finder stuff comes up and not Pathfinder. If it doesn't matter (ie. if the basics are the same regardless) please let me know and I will get to it and try to educate myself but didn't particularly want to learn about Finder unless it was applicable to PF as I never use Finder.

  1. 1 Posted by Damazio on 12 Dec, 2012 12:19 AM

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    Essentially, the Search bar is quicker with no options for the search criteria except for the filename itself but also has filtering options. The Find window gives you a choice between Spotlight (indexed items only) and Folder Search (unlimited UNIX search) and a number of options for the search criteria.

    Let us know if you need more help. Cheers.

  2. Damazio closed this discussion on 12 Dec, 2012 12:19 AM.

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