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Why doesn't “whereis” locate a file?

I was looking for a specific file using whereis from the command line. I got a rather useless result, but I then found the exact file I was looking for by manually searching. I did not make a ...
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3answers
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Find a file with exact name without using wildcard

I have been using Ubuntu for abuot 2 weeks and and still frustrated with simple file operations. I want to find a file called 9.jpg. Every internal command and 3rd party program I have tried, gives ...
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5answers
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Search files by name instantly

Under Windows there is a smart software "Everything" listening to changes in NTFS that allows it to search files by names instantly - for a second or less. Is there such ability for Ubuntu?
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How do I search for a file or directory in Ubuntu Server?

It's often that I need to locate the path to files and directories in Ubuntu Server. Are there any good way to search for files or directories in the filesystem by name?