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Find Any File

Key Features

  • Convenient folder view for results
  • Can search in other users' home folders ("root" mode)
  • Saveable queries
  • Fast
  • Can be launched in place of Spotlight with ⌘F
  • Localized in the following languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Norwegian, Swedish, Czech

Download v1.8.6 for older PowerPC Macs)

Download alternatives and previous versions here

Find Any File is Shareware

You may try it out without buying first. Simply download it.

If you keep using it, though, you are expected to pay for it.

New in version 1.8.9:

New in version 1.8.8:

New in version 1.8.7:

New in version 1.8.6:

New in version 1.8.5:

  • Does not show the .faf files from previous searches any more.

New in version 1.8.4:

  • Portuguese localization.
  • "Open Recent" menu to re-open previously performed searches.
  • Pressing Option or Command key while clicking "Add Choice" adds a new choice immediately.
  • Bug fixes.

New in version 1.8.3:

  • Restores columns in Results window if they got misaligned.
  • Corrected french text "Traitement des données".

New in version 1.8.2:

  • Fixed search for Creator and FileType codes.

New in version 1.8.1:

New in version 1.8:

  • Lots of new search criteria (words, wildcards, labels).
  • Improved filtering (show only invisibles, hide trash).
  • You can now change the labels of selected items.
  • Many bug fixes (e.g. no more long startup delays for some users).
  • See complete list of changes.

Purchasing Find Any File

Find Any File costs US $6 ($8 in the App Store).

You have the following payment options:

Once you've paid, you'll get instructions on how to stop the recurring purchase reminder in the program.

Note: I advise against buying from the App Store because:

Paying with Paypal

You may either pay the minimum or pay more if you feel generous (I'd certainly appreciate it).

Choose what it's worth to you:

Volume purchases

For purchasing a few more licenses use Paypal or FastSpring - both offer the option to enter a quantity.

If you like to purchase more than a handful and like to get a volume discount, use FastSpring or contact me directly (see blue link at the top right of this page).