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Basically, I have a spreadsheet of file names. I want to select a file name and search 4 folders simultaneously for it. I'd prefer for all the results to be listed in 1 Finder or 1 Spotlight window, but that's not necessary. I feel like it should be something I can do with an Automator service that receives selected text but I haven't been able to figure it out.

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I think the closest you are going to get is something like this.

( In a Automator Service Document )

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I am just show two folders here as an example.

The first action gathers the selected text into a variable.

Each Spotlight Action ignore the above actions output/input and uses the variable token as the search term.

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