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Hidden files are already visible in my computer (I used Revealer) but I can't use finder to find .htaccess files. I tried typing .htaccess in the search field, selected the options "File visibility" = "Invisible Items", "System Files" = "are included", also tried .htaccess in the "File extension" option (together and separately in different combinations) with no luck. I get other files in the search results, but no hidden files.

I tried also searching for .git files, same thing: 0 items found. Searching for regular files works fine. I'm using OSX Yosemite.

I saw older answers in superuser.com and nothing worked for me.

How can I use Finder to search for hidden files? What am i doing wrong??

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  • Are you sure that file exists in your computer ? .htaccess is not found in OSX by default
    – clhy
    Aug 10, 2015 at 22:12
  • @The_IT_Guy_You_Don't_Like yes I just created a new .htaccess file in my Desktop (the file is not even invisible or hidden) and it doesn't show up in a search with Finder.
    – Luciano
    Aug 11, 2015 at 10:37
  • also why the downvote? I did some research, put some effort and I can't find a solution for my question.
    – Luciano
    Aug 11, 2015 at 10:39
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    try this tool else create a new one // tool linked from
    – clhy
    Aug 11, 2015 at 16:06

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EastFind is perfect for this - it "Finds invisible files and files inside packages (something Spotlight doesn't do)". Has other great features like Boolean operators, viewing files in Quicklook. And it's very fast.

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