How do I exclude directories from Finder search results? I'm trying to find the biggest FILES on my computer and it keeps showing me "Macintosh HD" as the biggest, how can I search for files of type "NOT folder/directory"?

Basically I've lost 10GB of free space over the last few weeks so my plan was to search for files modified in the last 2 weeks in order to figure out which ones are big and where that space went.
So I open finder, go to "File > Find", and enter a search:
Modified > In the last 2 weeks
All fine so far.
Problem is, it's showing whole directories as results. Which essentially means that when I order the list by size, Macintosh HD is at the top, followed by "Users", then "Applications", then one of my bigger movie files, then "Library", etc.
How can I do a search which will ignore folders? I want individual files. Knowing that Macintosh HD is the biggest item on my computer and was modified in the last 2 weeks is utterly useless to me.
Older versions of Finder in OS 9 had a feature where you could search for "files, whose type "IS NOT" folder", but OS X doesn't seem to have such a feature.
Can anyone help?

How much free space is on the HD, where has all the space gone?
OmniDiskSweeper is likely the easiest/best, and is now free...
http://www.omnigroup.com/applications/omnidisksweeper/download/

Similar Messages

  • I am trying to down load I tunes on my computer and it keeps telling me it cant find the apple aplication suport

    I cant get I tunes to down load on to my computer it keeps telling me it cant find the APPLE APPLICACATION SUPORT?????

    With the Error 2, let's try a standalone Apple Application Support install. It still might not install, but fingers crossed any error messages will give us a better idea of the underlying cause of the issue.
    Download and save a copy of the iTunesSetup.exe (or iTunes64setup.exe) installer file to your hard drive:
    http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/
    Download and install the free trial version of WinRAR suitable for your PC (there's a 32-bit Windows version and a 64-bit Windows version). If the following link takes you to the WinRAR home page rather than the WinRAR downloads page, click the Downloads header in the box at the left of the WinRAR home page to see the trial version downloads:
    http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm
    Right-click the iTunesSetup.exe (or iTunes64Setup.exe), and select "Extract to iTunesSetup" (or "Extract to iTunes64Setup"). WinRAR will expand the contents of the file into a folder called "iTunesSetup" (or "iTunes64Setup").
    Go into the folder and doubleclick the AppleApplicationSupport.msi to do a standalone AAS install.
    Does it install properly for you? If so, see if iTunes will launch without the error now.
    If instead you get an error message during the install, let us know what it says. (Precise text, please.)

  • Bought 4th Gen 3TB TC - streaming TV over the internet is now so slow and now is constantly buffering.  It seems the Airport Utility is always 'searching for new networks' - don't know if this is the problem.  It's not the internet speed as checked that.

    Bought 4th Gen 3TB TC - streaming TV over the internet is now so slow and now is constantly buffering.  It seems the Airport Utility is always 'searching for new networks' - don't know if this is the problem.  It's not the internet speed as checked that.  I took my old router upstairs and was streaming TV via my ipad seamlessly - the same program via the TC was constantly buffering.
    I just expected to be able to plug in the TC, so a simple set-up and experience wireless both upstairs and downstairs in my house.  For some reason the range is low and speed veru disappointing.
    I am far from being an IT expert but I would welcome advice about setting up this TC so we can enjoy the product as it was designed.  Please HELP!

    No silver bullet........but my suggestions may drive you in the right direction.
    1.  Unplug the power cable from the TC and wait 10-15 minutes before powering back up.   Seriously wait!
          Proceed to #2 if this dosen't help.
    2.  Unplug the power cable from the TC, ubplug the power cable from your Broadband Modem (assuming it's a cable modem), disconnect ethernet, and cable from modem. 
    2a.  Wait 10-15 minutes then re-connect cable, ethernet, and power back to modem (your modem should power up unless you have a power switch)  wait for all the modem lights to come on EXCEPT activity.
    2b.  Connect ethernet from modem to TC, and plug in the power cable to TC.
          Proceed to #3 if this dosen't help.
    3.  Reconfigure the TC.........Read here........http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3728
    All really simple to do....if you need additional help let me (us) know.

  • I accidentally quit my CC on my Macbook pro and now the cloud icon is grayed out and every time I hover over it with the mouse I get the spinning beach ball of death on the icon. I have no idea how to open it because when I use spotlight search to open it

    I accidentally quit my CC on my Macbook pro and now the cloud icon is grayed out and every time I hover over it with the mouse I get the spinning beach ball of death on the icon. I have no idea how to open it because when I use spotlight search to open it it gives me a message saying "Creative Cloud is not open anymore" help!

    Since you didn't include any pertinent info such as the Mac model and OS version you are running, here is some general information:
    Mac OS X: Gray screen appears during startup
    Depending on which OS yours came with originally - and which OS you are now running - you would either need your original install disks - you can call Apple for replacements by giving them your serial number. Or you may be able to reinstall the OS by using recovery (again, depends on which model/which OS).

  • Re user tip: How can I import a homemade DVD into iMovie for editing? - I've followed instructions so far so good, until I get to "You can then FILE/EXPORT USING QUICKTIME and choose Apple Intermediate Codec as your video codec. "  How do I do that?

    Re AppleMan 1958 excellent user tip: How can I import a homemade DVD into iMovie for editing? -
    I've followed instructions with success until  "You can then FILE/EXPORT USING QUICKTIME and choose Apple Intermediate Codec as your video codec. "  How do I do that?
    I installed MGEG Streamclip 193b8 and used their utility to install quicktimempeg2 and got a message stating it was successfully installed.  (I'm on latest Maverick 10.9.2 on iMac)  Then I dragged the VIDEO_TS file from my home DVD into the streamclip app.  It asked which of 4 files to use, and I selected the first one.  Streamclip played the video with the sound.  so far so good. but now I cannot figure how to use quicktime player 10.3 to export this vob file out of streamclip.

    Thank you for your quick reply and for clearing up my confusion.  I'm exporting the first section now.  I choose the smallest size, 3x4 but I'd prefer to go higher as this DVD was originally a VHS home movie.  I'm wondering if after three conversions (VHS,->DVD->MPEG) the resolution will be so poor as to not support a larger size frame?  If it can, what size should I select when I export? 

  • Each time I start up my computer and have my iPhone plugged in, I get a message window that eads "New Wave" file not found in your files....How do I get this file I am missing?

    Each time I start up my computer and have my iPhone plugged in, I get a message window that eads "New Wave" file not found in your files....How do I get this file I am missing?

    Hey Podieboy,
    Thanks for the question. It sounds like you are receiving a message about missing files when you start iTunes. The following resource may provide more information:
    iTunes: Finding lost media and downloads - Apple Support
    http://support.apple.com/en-us/TS1408
    If the file/song is not important, you can simply delete it from your library to avoid this error message in the future:
    iTunes 12 for Windows: Delete songs, playlists, or other items
    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH20391
    Thanks,
    Matt M.

  • Trying to watch a video on quick time player and i keep getting this message You may need to install additional software to open this type of file. what do i need to install and how

    Trying to watch a video on quick time player and i keep getting this message You may need to install additional software to open this type of file. what do i need to install and how

    I believe there is a technique which uses some similar suggestion to unwittingly tempt the user into installing malware, in order to be able to watch some (usually sexually explicit) video, so be aware of this ruse.
    The only things I would download would be Perian that extends Quicktime, available here,
    http://www.perian.org/
    and if that did not do it, then try VLC to use instead of Quicktime.

  • I have tried a lot to find an app or some way in email to attach multiple of pdf files in one email. I could not find anything that sends multiple pdf file in one email and still keeping the file in simple pdf format for the recipient.

    I have tried a lot to find an app or some way in email to attach multiple of pdf files in one email. I could not find anything that sends multiple pdf file in one email and still keeping the file in simple pdf format for the recipient.

    I am not aware of a way except for photos that allows you to select multiple files in an email. I even checked settings in the Adobe Reader app, and it does not show that ability.

  • HT4972 How can i download a folder of photos from my computer and have them appear on my ipad in the same order as they were in on my computer

    How can I download a photo folder from my computer and have them appear on my ipad in the same order as they were on my computer

    The sort order on iOS 5+ is by the photos 'date modified' field, on iOS 4 it's the 'date taken' - so you will need to modify that field on your photos.
    Or you could consider using a third-party photo management app such as Photo Manager Pro which allows you to change the sort order within the app e.g. by date, size, type or you can drag them into your own sort order.

  • I have installed the font Broadway on my computer and it works in Microsoft Word but does not appear in the font list in InDesign.  How can I fix this problem?

    I have installed the font Broadway on my computer and it works in Microsoft Word but does not appear in the font list in InDesign.  How can I fix this problem?

    Start by rebooting the computer. If that doesn't work, search for adobefnt*.lst and delete all instances where * becomes a 2-digit number.

  • Hi, I am using my icloud on my iphone but am unable to find it on my mac book pro. It's not under my system preferences like it shows under the setup. Can I download it again? Or something. I just need to backup some files on my computer and am unable.

    Hi, I am using my icloud on my iphone but am unable to find it on my mac book pro. It's not under my system preferences like it shows under the setup. Can I download it again? Or something. I just need to backup some files on my computer and am unable.

    The minimum requirement for iCloud is Lion 10.7.5 (Mavericks preferred): the iCloud Preference Pane does not appear on earlier systems - the MobileMe pane appears on Lion and earlier but is now non-functional - you cannot now open or access a MobileMe account.
    To make use of iCloud you will have to upgrade your Mac to Lion or Mavericks, provided it meets the requirements.
    The requirements for Lion are:
    Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor
    2GB of memory
    OS X v10.6.6 or later (v10.6.8 recommended)
    7GB of available space
    Lion is available in the Online Apple Store ($19.99). Mountain Lion (10.8.x) is also available there at the same price but there seems little point as the system requirements are the same for Mavericks (10.9.x) - which is free - unless you need to run specific software which will run on Mountain Lion only.
    The requirements for Mountain Lion and Mavericks are:
    OS X v10.6.8 or later
    2GB of memory
    8GB of available space
      and the supported models are:
    iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
    MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
    MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
    Xserve (Early 2009)
    MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
    Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
    Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
    It is available from the Mac App Store (in Applications).
      You should be aware that PPC programs (such as AppleWorks) will not run on Lion or above; and some other applications may not be compatible - there is a useful compatibility checklist at http://roaringapps.com/apps:table

  • I HATE my new MACBOOK PRO, it will not let me open any PDF files and I downloaded the ADOBE READER three freaking times and it keeps saying that all the files are corrupt. I would rather have my 2008 Dell at this point. what is wrong with this thing

    I HATE my new MACBOOK PRO, it will not let me open any PDF files and I downloaded the ADOBE READER three freaking times and it keeps saying that all the files are corrupt or damaged. I would rather have my 2008 Dell at this point. what is wrong with this thing

    Perhaps the PDF files are corrupted.
    Hit the command key and spacebar, a blue Spotlight in the upper right hand corner appears, now type Preview and press return on the Preview program.
    Now you can try opening the PDF's from the file menu and see what's going on.
    If they are corrupted, perhaps they are trojans from your Windows PC or gotten from a bad location online.
    Download the free ClamXav and run a scan on the possibly infected folder.

  • HT1848 How do I download content and apps from the iTunes Store to my computer, and then sync them to iPhone

    How do I download content and apps from the iTunes Store to my computer, and then sync them to iPhone

    Nevermind I got it
    I went to itunes on my iphone and clicked on purchesed and then went to not on this iphone and downloaded it
    Thank you all so much for you time and sorry im new to this

  • From last 3 days i am trying to my best to use facebook in my i phone 4s but still i am failture to contect,i can able to use my facebook account on  my pc or laptop but not in i phone,i remove facebook so manytimes and also reset all setting but sti

    from last 3 days i am trying to my best to use facebook in my i phone 4s but still i am failture to contect,i can able to use my facebook account on  my pc or laptop but not in i phone,i remove facebook so manytimes and also reset all setting but still i am fail ,pls do needful

    I am very happy to report that my server connection tech, which I called via landline, informed me to : 1. Open Tools 2. Scan down to Clear Recent History 3. Delete All. That was it! Unbelievable! Six hours of searching through the Windows catagories. I checked the results on an internet site, and viola! It was gone! Mozilla Firefox seems to remember the usernames and passwords irregardless of the option window that asks if you if want it to remember the user and password. I finally got in touch with my friend and he said he did not answer yes to the window, even though he was aware of it. No damage. I surely do appreciate everyones' concern in this, now what seems to be, a very simple solution. Cudos to Firefox! Thank-you! P.S. I now have to enter my information at the beginning of any password protected sites...no harm done! My friend is now condemned to the 'user account' site! lol...

  • I want to maintain Safari 10.6.8 on my computer and then install Maverick on a separate internal drive so I can run new FCPX software and maintain the older OS for my older software versions.  Can you tell me how please?

    I want to maintain Safari 10.6.8 on my computer and then install Maverick on a separate internal drive so I can run new FCPX software and maintain the older OS for my older software versions.  Can you tell me how please?
    I see an upgrade path from Safari but don't want to change that and would like to be able boot from Maverick when needed.
    Is this possible and how?
    Thank you!

    On the Apple site I see an upgrade path but not from scratch.  I will use my current systems and then it place a complete install of Maverick on the other drive to boot from?
    Thank you!

Maybe you are looking for

  • How do I populate a ScrollView with multiple TextView and ImageView?

    Hi there, I'm new to development and I'm trying to create an app which includes many views, each with a scrollview containing a combination of blocks of texts and images. I can do this awkwardly with Storyboard, but what's the simplest way to setup a

  • Can you block a call

    Does anyone know if you can block a caller from calling your Iphone 4S?

  • Outlook 2013 - "schedule an automatic send/receive" NOT functioning

    Here is yet another bug in Outlook 2013 which remains at large. Yes, "schedule an automatic send/receive" is not functioning, except in the case of Hotmail/Outlook.com The only time new emails  are getting download are when the Send/Receive button is

  • Need Music to go with photo book

    I created a photo book on iPhoto and sent it to iDVD. Now I can't find how to put music with the photo book, but i know how to put music to the main menu. Any suggestions?

  • Error 50 when I open

    I'm gettin' crazy to find a solution! When I open iTunes I find a window that says: "There's an unknown error 50". I tried to uninstall iTunes, the Ipod updater and Quicktime, and than installed everything again but the error is always there.. what s