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I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15 inches, mid-2015) with a 2.8 GHz Intel quad core i7 processor, now running macOS Catalina 10.15.3.

Before the upgrade, I could do a search as follows. Press + F to open a Finder window; select what I want to search (this Mac, recent files, etc); press the Plus Sign to add criteria (such as extension, title, type of file, etc). After the upgrade, there is no Plus Sign. All I can do is search all occurrences of whatever I type.

How do I add search criteria like I did before?

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  • I have macOS Catalina and it's visible. Perhaps it's worth trying to remove the Finder preferences plist and relaunch finder. – unknowndomain Feb 1 '20 at 14:20
  • There is no finder plist file in my preferences, as far as I can tell. That said, it is difficult to find a file by name and file extension without being able to add that as a search criteria. I notice that there is no com.apple.finder folder. There are folders that start with that name followed by other things. – j0equ1nn Sep 26 '20 at 20:14

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