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Easy Find App
#55955 09/03/20 10:31 PM
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Artie: You gave me the things I should check off for EasyFind in the past. I am on my old Mac while waiting for Catalina to d/l so I can't find how I set up Easy Find like you advised. Would you tell me again how to do the filters?

What has happened to this website? I can't find anything like I used to so I don't have to repeat my questions. When I use search, nothing comes up but my latest posts. This is really upsetting.


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Re: Easy Find App
plantsower #55966 09/04/20 12:29 AM
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I trashed EasyFind more than two years ago because it had become slower than molasses, and I switched to Find Any File ($6 shareware), which I much prefer, so I've got no idea what settings I used.

If you post a screenshot of EasyFind's window, though, I should be able to recreate them.

As for searching FTM, you've now got to first click on the magnifying glass and then on "Advanced Forum Search" to access the full search screen.


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Re: Easy Find App
artie505 #55969 09/04/20 01:09 AM
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Thanks. I tried that and still stuff comes up that is not relevant. I really miss "my posts" which helped me find my old posts. When the advanced form asks for "display Name" does that mean a poster name? Anyway, here is my Easy Find side bar. I will look into Find any File next. https://imgur.com/C1aYXuw


Originally Posted by artie505
I trashed EasyFind more than two years ago because it had become slower than molasses, and I switched to Find Any File ($6 shareware), which I much prefer, so I've got no idea what settings I used.

If you post a screenshot of EasyFind's window, though, I should be able to recreate them.

As for searching FTM, you've now got to first click on the magnifying glass and then on "Advanced Forum Search" to access the full search screen.


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Re: Easy Find App
plantsower #55975 09/04/20 01:48 AM
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Originally Posted by plantsower
When the advanced form asks for "display Name" does that mean a poster name?

Yep! Exact, though, "artie" wasn't enough; I had to enter artie505.

Your EasyFind settings are the same ones I used, but for your purposes, "Package Contents" and "Invisible Files & Folders" are probably unnecessary.


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Re: Easy Find App
artie505 #55976 09/04/20 01:55 AM
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Thanks for checking. How come "Package Contents" and "Invisible Files & Folders" are probably unnecessary? Do apps not deposit those on my computer? The only reason I use EasyFind is to make sure I get out all of the stuff an app deposits when I want to delete it. I've found that App Cleaner leaves behind all sorts of stuff.




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Originally Posted by plantsower
When the advanced form asks for "display Name" does that mean a poster name?

Yep! Exact, though, "artie" wasn't enough; I had to enter artie505.

Your EasyFind settings are the same ones I used, but for your purposes,


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Re: Easy Find App
plantsower #55977 09/04/20 02:08 AM
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Originally Posted by plantsower
Thanks for checking. How come "Package Contents" and "Invisible Files & Folders" are probably unnecessary? Do apps not deposit those on my computer? The only reason I use EasyFind is to make sure I get out all of the stuff an app deposits when I want to delete it. I've found that App Cleaner leaves behind all sorts of stuff.

My bad for ASSuming that you were NOT using EasyFind to remove apps. In that case, you need invisibles and package contents.

I think Easy Find vs AppCleaner is the post to which you referred.


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Re: Easy Find App
artie505 #55980 09/04/20 04:53 AM
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Yep, that's the one. I could have found it if we still had the "my posts" option. I wonder why it was removed? I wonder if we can now PM people? It always looked like an option but was disabled. I would like to make up my own mind as to whether I would like to be PM'd or not.

Thanks again for your help.


Originally Posted by artie505
Originally Posted by plantsower
Thanks for checking. How come "Package Contents" and "Invisible Files & Folders" are probably unnecessary? Do apps not deposit those on my computer? The only reason I use EasyFind is to make sure I get out all of the stuff an app deposits when I want to delete it. I've found that App Cleaner leaves behind all sorts of stuff.

My bad for ASSuming that you were NOT using EasyFind to remove apps. In that case, you need invisibles and package contents.

I think Easy Find vs AppCleaner is the post to which you referred.


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Re: Easy Find App
plantsower #55981 09/04/20 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by plantsower
Yep, that's the one. I could have found it if we still had the "my posts" option. I wonder why it was removed? I wonder if we can now PM people? It always looked like an option but was disabled. I would like to make up my own mind as to whether I would like to be PM'd or not.
As per above, you can still search for "my posts" by entering "plantsower" in "By Display Name."

Private messaging is still disabled for all but moderators and more exalted.


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Re: Easy Find App
plantsower #55984 09/04/20 11:22 AM
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You can find this link by clicking your name to the left of one of your posts, and it's also on your profile page: plantsower Forum Posts

Could be bookmarked for easy future reference.


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cyn #55985 09/04/20 11:31 AM
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That's easy. Thanks.

Where'd your avatar go?


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Re: Easy Find App
artie505 #55996 09/04/20 05:46 PM
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I still see my avatar. Don't you? I see yours too.

Originally Posted by artie505
That's easy. Thanks.

Where'd your avatar go?

Last edited by plantsower; 09/04/20 05:46 PM.

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Re: Easy Find App
cyn #55997 09/04/20 05:49 PM
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OK. Thanks. I wouldn't have thought of bookmarking. Do you know about your emails bouncing back?


Originally Posted by cyn
You can find this link by clicking your name to the left of one of your posts, and it's also on your profile page: plantsower Forum Posts

Could be bookmarked for easy future reference.


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Re: Easy Find App
artie505 #55998 09/04/20 05:49 PM
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Thanks. Sometimes I don't see the obvious!



Originally Posted by artie505
Originally Posted by plantsower
Yep, that's the one. I could have found it if we still had the "my posts" option. I wonder why it was removed? I wonder if we can now PM people? It always looked like an option but was disabled. I would like to make up my own mind as to whether I would like to be PM'd or not.
As per above, you can still search for "my posts" by entering "plantsower" in "By Display Name."

Private messaging is still disabled for all but moderators and more exalted.


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