Lost in LOS 51 Posted February 3, 2011 Share Posted February 3, 2011 Everyone said the mac is easier than windows but so far I think not. maybe I am not too bright but things seemed easier on windows. for example, search. I can click search on windows and then ask for a detailed search and find any file, any content, any word on the entire computer. i would like to do the on my mac but after a week of trying everything, including reading on google i give up. I downloaded Sophos Anti virus and every time I run it it says a move The Switch.avi has malware in it. I keep trying to search everywhere but cannot find that file, at lease 12 hours so far. Every-time I run the program it say I still have it. It acts like it is in my backup volume [time machine] which is lots of info. It say it is in movie folders, I can check manually in my hard drive for that and the movie is gone. But it now says it is in a movie folder in my backup disk. Well there are hundreds of movie folders with movies in them, since time machine does a copy many times each day. I have tried manually and gave up finding it. I tried the finder, typed in The Switch.avi and it never finds it. I told it to look in my hard drive, my backup etc, any option I could find but no such luck. Doesn't this search let you put in some parameters? i looked under preferences and there is not much there. In window, I could name the file and tell it to search the computer and backup and it would find it for sure. As a test I typed in another movie name that comes up in the backup at each save and that never shows up. Am i doing something wrong or does is this finder not really a search engine for the computer? Isnt there a simple option somewhere to find this file anywhere on my computer. Windows will find any word in any file, i just need the whole file Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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