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Spotlight is a search tool built into OS X version 10.4 and later.

How to Use

  1. Click the blue magnifying glass in the upper-right corner of your window.
  2. Search your computer by typing in search-criteria.
  3. To access any file you found, simply click the filename to open it.
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Tagging a document

Tagging a document can sometimes help Spotlight find your document a little easier, especially if the filename has no resemblance to the contents of the file.

To tag a document using OS X Tiger, please do the follwing:

  1. Select a file.
  2. While selected, press (Apple-I) or right-click the file and select Get Info, this will bring up the Info menu of the file.
  3. At the very top, there will be a box labeled Spotlight Comments.
  4. To tag it, type in keywords that will help Spotlight locate this file.
  5. This can be used on any file, including .doc, .png, .jpg, .xls, etc.