How do you search a file name with parenthesis in there?

Received a ton of files with duplicates, I need to delete.

All the duplicate files end with '(1)' in the file name, for example: FilenameTest (1) .pdf

I would like to find all files with '(1)' in the name of the file and then delete them, but spotlight search no parenthesis. This seems to be a documented problem (bug?). Is there a syntax or other workaround to force the spotlight to return a search with the bracket?

Thanks in advance.


The Finder, choose utilities go to menu, open the Script Editor and run the following exactly as shown:

Tell application "Finder".

Remove (each point of (choose folder) whose name contains '(1)')

tell the end


Tags: Mac OS & System Software

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