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10.4: Use older Sherlock to search by filename Classic
Tiger only hintSometimes one needs to just search for a certain filename (like it was possible in 10.3 and before) without indexing the volume first. People have tried the strangest setups to achieve this, but there is actually a much easier way -- without installing any third party utilities: Sherlock 2!

Never used before (at least by the submitter), suddenly it now seems like a great app. Select the "find file" mode, enter the filename and search away, super fast. Beware: Needs Classic!

[robg adds: I no longer have any Classic apps installed, so I can't easily test this one...]
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10.4: Use older Sherlock to search by filename
Authored by: zerologic on Jul 06, '05 10:48:41AM

What's the problem here? Command - F in the finder, click the Kind drop down menu, choose "other" and then choose Filename. You can then add it to your favorites so it'll show up from then on.

No need for anything other than Finder. ;-)

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10.4: Use older Sherlock to search by filename
Authored by: diamondsw on Jul 06, '05 11:46:06AM

Good luck searching invisible folders such as etc, var, and the like. With Sherlock it was possible (but DAMN that was one fugly app!) to do so on the fly, with Spotlight, forget about it.



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Try EasyFind
Authored by: Juneappal on Jul 06, '05 12:47:13PM

<http://www.grunenberg.net> It isn't much prettier than sherlock but it is faster, more powerful and doesn't require classic.



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10.4: Use older Sherlock to search by filename
Authored by: msiskin on Jul 06, '05 12:22:09PM

You can add the filename attribute to the favorites section of the find command so that it is quickly available.



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10.4: Use older Sherlock to search by filename
Authored by: polwirtz on Nov 01, '05 02:36:31PM

Sounds great as a solution. But: how do I save this to Favorites?
Pol



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10.4: Use older Sherlock to search by filename
Authored by: romzburg on Jul 06, '05 11:02:14AM

Zerologic,

He said wiothout indexing the drive first. Spotlight needs to index the drive in order to search even on just a filename.

At least I think it does.

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10.4: Use older Sherlock to search by filename
Authored by: kyngchaos on Jul 06, '05 11:17:26AM

works without indexing - just tried it on a volume I had turned off indexing with the mdutil command.



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10.4: Use older Sherlock to search by filename
Authored by: paulsomm on Jul 06, '05 12:56:21PM

Even easier:

Open a terminal, change to the top-level of any volume/folder, and type "find <part of filename>"

I.e., to find all my mail signatures:

find Signature

returns:

~/Library/Mail/Signatures
~/Library/Mail/Signatures/0AA0113F-22E6-4B7A-9957-98A7A6D8F2CD.webarchive
~/Library/Mail/Signatures/SignaturesByAccount.plist

Less overhead than launching Classic



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10.4: Use older Sherlock to search by filename
Authored by: kyngchaos on Jul 06, '05 04:39:01PM

you sure about that? The UNIX find command needs operators in an expression to find even a file name. the first argument (other than options) must be a folder to search in, it doesn't default to the current folder. And the name operators use wildcards, so you can't just type a part of the name. So it would be more like (to search for part of a name in the current folder):

find . -iname "**"

(-iname is for case insensitive search)



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10.4: Use older Sherlock to search by filename
Authored by: paulsomm on Jul 06, '05 10:26:55PM

I stand slightly corrected. The problems of commenting from memory without being in front of OS X.



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10.4: Use older Sherlock to search by filename
Authored by: jedik on Jul 06, '05 07:27:29PM

Use Locator:

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/8720

It even indexes removable media, and it's free. :)

Cheers

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10.4: Use older Sherlock to search by filename
Authored by: thomasb on Jul 07, '05 04:40:40AM

Why not just use "locate" in Terminal? It's so fast, and so easy! :)

man locate

Example:
locate Soccer



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