Understand the different ways to access Spotlight and search your Mac
Choose or change the categories for searching
Prevent selected folders from being searched
Expand the search with metadata
Add searchable keywords to files
Create Smart Folders
Take advantage of Spotlight in other applications
Spotlight is not just a search feature, it’s a way of working with your Mac. Once you get accustomed to its speed, versatility, and usefulness, you’ll find yourself using Spotlight regularly instead of opening and closing folders and windows.
If you find you perform a certain search often, save it as a Smart Folder. Files that match the search criteria are automatically listed in the Smart Folder ...