I think I'm doing something wrong with my use of the Finder, but I can't tell what.
I was trying to find a .jar file, and I realize I don't know whether the Finder can't find it or it doesn't exist. So I started looking for folders and files that I know exist, to confirm or deny that the Finder is getting the right commands from me.
There is a folder at
~/.m2/, and when I look for it in the Finder, it can't find it. I also searched for a file within the
~/.m2/ directory, and it couldn't find that.
This is where I'm confused. Sometimes, the Finder returns results quickly, and other times, I'm not really sure if anything is happening or not. Right now, it says 'Searching 'All My Files'" as the title of the Finder window. Does that mean the search is still in progress? Or is that just a title? I'm not sure.
It also doesn't say, "Search done, found X results" or "Search in progress", or anything. There's no pinwheel, no information. I have no idea whether it's still preforming a search or not.
What am I doing wrong? How do I use the Finder to find my files?
The hardware I'm using is Macbook Pro, OS version 10.12.4.