Is there any way to perform exact match search in macOS? I want to search file that contains "Endorsement Number", but entering endorsement number as the search criteria shows me the list of file that contains endorsement and number in the result.

I want to find only the files that contain "Endorsement Number".

P.S. It doesn’t have to be case sensitive.

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Did you try searching for "Endorsement Number" with surrounding quotes?

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I just tested this on my System (macOS Sierra 10.12.2), and a search for "Endorsement Number" (with quotes) returns files that contain "Endorsement Number" excatly, while files that only contain Endorsement or Number are not shown in the search results.


"Endorsment Number" exact finder search highlights also contents like:

"Endorsment Number"

It looks that some special characters like spaces, are treated specially

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