# MacOS – Spotlight doesn’t show Finder

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I typed "Finder" in Spotlight. Finder isn't shown. Why?
I use Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)

On Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) typing "Finder" in Spotlight does display the finder app.

In a Finder search window (which is basically Spotlight with more focus on finding files but little or none on finding non-files), you need to add a [System files][are included] search term to see system files. If you don't see System files as an option in that first menu, select "Other..." and find "System files". (Note that you can search for it!) For future convenience, put a checkmark on it to add it to the menu.