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Scherlokk lets you search on your local and remote mounted discs. Scherlokk doesn't use Spotlight indexes but instead uses it's own engine to quickly find your missed files. Since Scherlokk physically goes through every file in a searched folder, there is no possibility to omit any file.
The search criteria in Scherlokk allow for quick and easy customization. You may restrict your search to certain locations or file types (music, picture, movie, document or binary).
Scherlokk requires macOS 10.12 or later.
It is fully compatible with macOS Mojave.
Written by and Copyright © 2023 Naarak-Studio
Define search options. You can narrow find results by setting file size, date and kind. Only files meeting the criteria will be found.
Scherlokk's main window is divided into 4 sections:
• File type to find
• Search criteria definition
• Toolbar with action buttons
• Search result table with path selector
Below is the detailed description of the window's elements:
Selecting the folder to be searched. You can click the "open" button to select a folder from the open dialog, or you can simply drag and drop any folder into the location section. The "Search in subfolders" option allows you to search all subfolders of the searched folder. "Search in packages" searches package folders such as applications, frameworks, Xcode projects, etc.
Enter full or part of a file name to find.
Fill in to search inside files for a specified content. "Ignore case" will find strings ignoring small and capitals letters. Check "Whole words" option to look only for a text string when it appears in a word by itself, not when it appears as part of another word.
The date part allows to find files which were created or modified at the specified date range. Click calendar icon on the right to display the date dialog.
"File size between" allows to specify the file size range. The size can be specified in B, kB, MB and GB.
"File kind". You can choose any combination of the types or all files.
Selecting "Diacritic" checkbox in the options popup will distinguish national characters eg. óäúá .
On the left side of the toolbar there are 5 action buttons which operates on selected files:
• "View" opens a quick look for the selected item.
• "Open" opens the selected items as it would be double clicked in the Finder.
• "Location" reveals the item in the Finder window.
• "Info" displays a details dialog of the item.
• "Delete" moves the selected items to the Trash.
• "Display Mode" allows switching between flat and hierarchical view mode.
On the right side there is a filter box which allows to filter the result list. You can filter results by the file name or by any other column in the browser table. Green "play" icon starts the searching. It turns into red "stop" icon when the searching is in progress.
The table header. It allows you to sort the results in the table by any column. Additionally, all search criteria are indicated by yellow header background, to notify user about the applied filter. Eg. if you specify a file kind, the "Kind" column header will appear with a yellow color.
The search result table view. User can select files (one or many) and perform actions from the contextual menu (display the menu by right click or ctrl+click). Commands in the context menu are equivalent of the toolbar action buttons and the main "File" menu.
The path control displays the full path of the selected item. User can click any part of the path to reveal it in the Finder.
Date range dialog allows to set the date using start/end calendar or by specify number of days since today.
By pressing "Enter" key or clicking again the selected file, the file can be renamed.
Questions, Feedback and Contact
For more tips and troubleshooting, please see FAQ page.
Should you have any questions, please go to our support page.
Add or exclude folders to be search through. You can create list of multi-search and excluded folders to extend or narrow search locations.
Additional options for searching:
• "Search in package contents" allows to search in bundles eg. applications.
• "Search invisible/hidden items" will result in finding hidden files - by default all hidden/system files are hidden in Finder and are invisible for Spotlight as well.
• "Search for folders". Select this option if you want to find folder(s). If you are looking for a file - this option should be off to shorten the found items list.
Extending a license for all users on a computer
By default the license is valid for a user who enters the license key. But the license can be extended to all users within a computer (also new users).
To extend license for all users, open About dialog and click on a registered user name. A detailed description can be found here.