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As shown in the screenshot when I do a command-F (Find files ?) all of the files in the directory just do not show anymore (there are hundreds of files in the /shared directory)

Update Of course / naturally I typed in values to the search field. E.g pdf I also used the dropdowns (type PDF). No change - i.e. nothing shows up.

So what is going on with the command-F.

BEFORE command-F

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AFTER command-F (nothing??)

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    why are you missing the search filed entry in your cmd+f? or is it just not showing in your screen shot! – Ruskes Mar 19 '15 at 16:23
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    as soon you type anything in the search field they will show.... – Ruskes Mar 19 '15 at 16:47
  • did you end up installing xtrafinder? that program re-maps many of Finder’s key combinations... – njboot Mar 19 '15 at 18:26
  • @njboot I just installed it .. after the above issues surfaced. – StephenBoesch Mar 19 '15 at 20:39
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You just have to specify what you want to search. As soon as you begin typing your query the results will appear.

From OS X: Keyboard shortcuts

Command-F Find any matching Spotlight attribute

As long as nothing is entered there is no match.

If you just want to move the input focus to the search field without starting a search use command+option+F

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