2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 19, 2013 11:00 PM by Cartoonguy
Cartoonguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am searching in a folder and that folder contains subfolders.  I only want to search in the selected folder I am viewing, but the result looks in all the sub folders too.  How can I stop it from doing that and only search in the folder itself?

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion
  • 1.
    griff w Community Specialists Community Specialists (2,665 points)

    Hi there Cartoonguy,


    When searching from within the Finder window, you can change where Spotlight searches by clicking This Mac to search everywhere on your Mac or your current folder location (the search example below shows Documents as the current folder location). Take a look at the article below for more information.


    Mac Basics: Spotlight



    -Griff W.

  • 2. Re: Refining search in Finder
    Cartoonguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Griff, but the issue is that the search function is looking into subfolders in the selected folder and I don't want it to.  I understand about searching in the Mac generally versus the specified folder, but I don't want it to look in the sub folders, which is what it does, without being able to stop that, as far as I can see.