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Find Any File searches your local disks for files by name, creation or modification date, size, or type and creator code (not by content, though).

As there are other tools with a similar search operation, here are the special features unique to Find Any File:

  • Has a new hierarchical view of the found items, making it much easier to browse 100s of items (see the screenshot).
  • Can run as root user, finding really any file on your disk, even those that are hidden from normal users.
  • Can save queries and run them again later.

Unlike Spotlight (i.e., the

What's New

Version 1.9:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.9 or later.

  • New: macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) support for fast search on APFS formatted disks.
  • New: "Preview Grid" view shows larger icons. Helpful when looking for images.
  • New: Searching for plain text content in files (experimental, please give feedback).
  • New criteria "contains either of" and "ends in either


  • OS X 10.9 or later

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4.6 131


Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 141,759
Version Downloads 1,830
License Shareware
Date 04 Nov 2017
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $6.00
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