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Is there a way to have File Filter search inside files? I am working on a notes search workflow for TaskPaper and FoldingText and i'd like to search inside certain file types in a particular folder. Is that possible?


Is it indeed possible. Add your file filter and then go to the Advanced tab inside of it, and click the + to add a field. Add kMDItemTextContent.


That should get you going! Let me know if there's anything else I can help with.

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Thanks, that worked, but i'm not sure if it's 100%. I have files I know to contain an search term that are not being picked up. Is the search case sensitive? Are there any known quirks with the text content search?


I am looking in folders that are indexed and other queries do seem to match the contents. The files are TaskPaper and FoldingText files so they have a .tp and .ft extension and different file type but they are still just plain text inside.

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