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vwcHoudah
I would like to know whether it is possible to search for .DS_Store.

I have tried Name Contains and entered .DS_Store (as well as trying other attributes), but none fine this file. 

Is this possible with HoudahSpot? 
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houdah
Hi!

HoudahSpot searches the Spotlight index. Spotlight considers .DS_Store files to be of no interest. These cannot be found there.
Hence HoudahSpot is not the right tool for the task.
I believe "Find Any File" ( http://apps.tempel.org/FindAnyFile/ ) should work for this purpose.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

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vwcHoudah
Pierre,

Thank you for the response and the information about FindAnyFile.

Is is likely the next version of OX will change the position, or any likelihood HoudahSpot will add support for such files? 

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houdah
Hi!

I don't think Spotlight will ever change in this regard.

I still have not made up my mind if HoudahSpot should add the option to do non-Spotlight searches.
The UI could get confusing. Such searches can search only attributes available at the file system level: name, dates, size. There would be no way to switch a search from one system to the other without losing your search criteria.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

HoudahGeo: One-stop photo geocoding
HoudahSpot: Advanced file search utility
Tembo: Easy and effective file search
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vwcHoudah
Thank you for the additional information. 
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