You can use HoudahSpot to find out whether a specific file on your Mac has identical twins somewhere in your file system.
This comes in handy if you want to make sure you have a backup copy before you start working on a file. Or you may want to check if a specific file – e.g. in your Dropbox folder – is a copy and not the original before you delete it.
Continue reading Find Copies of a Specific File
What can you do if your file search produces too many results? You’ll need to narrow down your search, and one way to do this is by specifying or excluding search locations. This refocuses the search on certain folders and excludes others.
Continue reading File Search: Exclude Folders by Drag & Drop
Let’s say you have set out to store all your MP3 and AAC songs in the Music folder. Yet, over time, some of those files have been saved to other locations. You can use HoudahSpot to find the misplaced files and move these where they belong. Continue reading Find and refile misplaced files
Need to find a specific word, phrase or text passage and not sure in which document to look for it? Combine HoudahSpot‘s regular search with its “Search in Text Preview” feature! Continue reading Search in Text Preview