Search for ._

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24 Jan, 2013 03:51 PM

I want to find all files that begin with ._ on a volume. How can I do that?

  1. 1 Posted by Damazio on 24 Jan, 2013 04:39 PM

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    Have you tried using the Find window (Command + F) and using the Search Search function?

  2. 2 Posted by Mike on 24 Jan, 2013 05:01 PM

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    I am searching an external hard drive. It is selected in PF. I have

     Name Contains ._

    No file are found.

  3. 3 Posted by Damazio on 24 Jan, 2013 05:06 PM

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    How is it formatted (HFS, FAT32...)? I will test it when I get home and get back to you.

  4. 4 Posted by Mike on 24 Jan, 2013 05:40 PM

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  5. 5 Posted by Damazio on 26 Jan, 2013 11:47 PM

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    It may be a bug or limitation on FAT32/exFAT file systems.
    I just tried to test it on my boot volume (HFS) and it found my test subject.
    I'll notify Dragan (dev) about this discussion.

  6. Cocoatech closed this discussion on 12 Jul, 2013 10:51 PM.

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