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Finder searched too broad a disk region

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I want to limit the search to a folder and sub-folders. How do I do this on Finder?

Also, two word searches and way better than one. How?

I use Agent Ransack on Windows and love it. What can you recommend for Mac El Capitan? 10.11.6.

Thanks.
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Open a folder in Finder and type Command-F. This will open a search window for that folder and subfolders only.
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No, I still get files outside that folder clogging up the search list.
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Underneath the search box, you have the choice of "search this Mac" or "Search Foldername". Make sure you have clicked on "search Foldername".
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I do not see that. Could you please send me a screen shot?
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See attached screenshot of my downloads folder which I am searching.
Screen-Shot-2016-08-26-at-6.03.46-PM.pdf
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Thanks, I totally missed that.

What about searching on two words?
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thanks
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