Find File
Find File
0.3

4.8

Find File free download for Mac

Find File

0.3
28 December 2008

System search tool like System 7 Find File.

Overview

Note: Find File is no longer under development, and it is no longer available for download.

Find File... Like System 7's Find File feature. More comprehensive results than Spotlight for finding-by-name

No frills, just does one thing and does it well. Free!

Note: Only searches HFS/HFS+ local volumes

What's new in Find File

Version 0.3:
  • Fixes crash during search
  • Supports dragging from items found

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Jcmdesign
25 December 2008

Most helpful

Says "Platform: Intel" however it runs fine on my PPC G5, and is so much faster than Spotlight.
Like (4)
Version 0.1
hwgray
30 April 2018
Still working like a charm: macOS High Sierra10.13.5 Beta.
Like (1)
Version 0.3
hwgray
28 February 2018
Still working like a charm: macOS High Sierra10.13.4 Beta.
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Version 0.3
Abn0038
15 October 2016
Has started to crash every search, may need to find something newer.
El Capitan v10.11.6
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Version 0.3
hwgray
20 May 2016
Still working like a charm: OS X El Capitan v10.11.5.
Like
Version 0.3
Uncoy
17 March 2016
Simple, flawless. Exposes the old Finder search by file name and does it well. A quick pro tip: drag Find File into a Finder window menu bar for instant access everywhere. I've used this from Leopard through Yosemite with never an issue, including any ugly display bugs. This is what clean coding looks like.
Like (1)
Version 0.3
hwgray
28 January 2016
Still working like a charm: OS X v10.11.4 beta. It makes you wonder what this utility might have become, had it been developed even as far as v1.0b. Naturally, there's a catch. FF finds every possibly-relevant file, so a certain amount of weeding-out may be necessary. But, since the finds can be in either Alphabetical or Date Modified order, for me, there's no problem.
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Version 0.3
placasa
10 December 2014
Excellent. One of the best utilities that I've found
Like (1)
Version 0.3
Robin-Ray
21 June 2014
Blimey! Wonderful! The only way to find all the bits Logmein scatters all over the place! And shows them in finder so you can zapp the little beggars. I've virtually given up on Spotlight as it will say it can't find a file when, to test it, I've got it sitting there on the desktop right in front of me... .John R Chang, you are my hero.
Like (2)
Version 0.3
hwgray
30 December 2013
This is still working in MAVERICKS. Pro: It will find *everything*! It you need to find _something_, but you have only the vaguest idea what it is and/or where it is, Find File will find it, whatever it is, wherever it is. Con: it will find *everything*! Unless you can specify *precisely* what it is that you're looking for, Find File will find _everything_ that contains the search-string, so that you may get *thousands* of hits. But, there have been several occasions when I've been desperate enough not to care. If you've ever been in that situation, then this is definitely what you need. Besides, seeing all of the possibilities just may trigger the memory-synapse that holds the precise name of what you're looking for. Then you're in business. You never know.
Like (1)
Version 0.3
hwgray
08 January 2012
In Lion !0.7.2, I have thrice successfully found an invisible, .keylemon folder that KeyLemon had installed into the Share folder in Drop-fxcking-Box, for God's sake! And this invisible file alone has all of the code necessary to lock you out of computer just as easily as the full installation can! And it does it from inside DropBox! It even has the power to resurrect itself from a Secure Empty Trash!
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Version 0.3