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Offline ovalking

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Find File
« on: November 21, 2015, 02:18:56 PM »
Grab Find File from OS8, then put it in the Apple Extras folder of OS9.

Now Command F brings up Find File instead of that Sherlock nonsense!

Totally unintuitive, but a nice result.

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Re: Find File
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2015, 02:37:25 PM »
i am not too fond of find file and i always had sherkock desinstalled anyway - but nice find with the keyboard command. sometimes downgrades are the best upgrades.
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Re: Find File
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2015, 03:50:59 PM »
I may regret asking, but just what is so awful about Sherlock as a file finder?  Ignoring all of the other "channels" that only half worked for a couple of weeks way back when, it does a pretty good job finding stuff on a local drive - at least it does for me anyway. Why does everyone hate it so much?

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Re: Find File
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2015, 01:27:17 AM »
Maybe we could benchmark both.

Ovalking, can you take find file, make a .sit and .bin out of it and attachment it here?

Do  Find File work fine on HFS+?
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Re: Find File
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2015, 08:59:00 AM »
I'm never liked Sherlock. I'm still use Norton FastFind. To be used with the System Find menu and the Apple+F key combo there is a easy ResEdit mod.
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Re: Find File
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2015, 05:23:04 PM »
To be used with the System Find menu and the Apple+F key combo there is a easy ResEdit mod.

Maybe for Genius like you.  ;D
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Re: Find File
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2015, 06:53:06 AM »
Why does everyone hate it so much?

it is ugly, takes ages to open, and the search is extremly slow.

where sherlock needs 60 seconds to find a bunch of files, norton needs 20 seconds and haxial only 5 seconds.

and only file buddy offers a wide variety of find conditions and filters.

"It is true that the "pre-emptive multitasking" advantage present in OS X can be illustrated by downloading CD-ROM ISOs and rendering chaos theory formulas while simultaneously instant messaging and posting on FaceBook what you ate... but in reality, what did you create?"
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Re: Find File
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2015, 06:55:15 AM »
when i think about it, i originally removed it after installing the OS update because of the advertisement banner.
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- DieHard, random forum troll at macos9lives.com

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Re: Find File
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2015, 05:48:37 AM »
I'm never liked Sherlock. I'm still use Norton FastFind. To be used with the System Find menu and the Apple+F key combo there is a easy ResEdit mod.

thanks for reminding me that i have to hack the volume window resource bigger in this app, after i lost my copy last year.
"It is true that the "pre-emptive multitasking" advantage present in OS X can be illustrated by downloading CD-ROM ISOs and rendering chaos theory formulas while simultaneously instant messaging and posting on FaceBook what you ate... but in reality, what did you create?"
- DieHard, random forum troll at macos9lives.com

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Re: Find File
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2015, 07:44:00 AM »
I use File Buddy  ;D
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Re: Find File
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2015, 04:23:30 PM »
Why does everyone hate it so much?
it is ugly, takes ages to open, and the search is extremly slow.
where sherlock needs 60 seconds to find a bunch of files,

Did you ever allow it to index the volume(s)?   I'll bet notů

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Re: Find File
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2015, 05:11:07 PM »
sherlock requires 3 days to index my volumes and haxial about 5 minutes. ^^
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Re: Find File
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2015, 05:24:57 PM »
sherlock requires 3 days to index my volumes and haxial about 5 minutes. ^^

There's obviously something wrong that hasn't been identified. Sherlock indexed my FOUR internal MDD (6 partitions, a few hundred Gb total actual data) drives while I went to the bathroom - and I wasn't even constipatedů