I bought a Mac Mini for use at home and it's alright unless I want to do something beyond reading email or searching the internet. Take, for example, my attempt to complete a simple search for jpeg files I saved on an external drive. In windows, I just use the search menu option, type in the wild card "*", the file extension, the drive letter I want to search, "click" the search button and I'm off and searching. Apparently not so easy with my Mac. Typing "*.jpg" in either Finder or Spotlight results in nothing - just a blank screen. All I want to do is find a picture of a motorcycle I took a couple of years ago. It's somewhere on my 3TB external drive, but my Mac can't seem to find anything with a jpg extension (even though there's hundreds of jpeg files on the external drive). Is there an easy way to do a simple search for files with the same extension on my external drive, or should I take it in to work and connect it to a Windows computer?
Below is a print screen of my failed attempt to find all jpg files on my external drive. Don't understand why it has to be so difficult.
Edited by jcbii, 15 March 2012 - 01:21 AM.