OS X Finder Search Question

Howard Bornstein bornstein at designeq.com
Sun Sep 25 21:43:14 EDT 2011


I have never found the Spotlight search to be complete. When I absolutely
have to find a file, I use a third-party search tool because Spotlight is so
unreliable.

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Howard Bornstein
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On Sun, Sep 25, 2011 at 5:20 PM, Pete <pete at mollysrevenge.com> wrote:

> Thanks Mark.  IS that the Privacy tab of the Spotlight Preferences?  If so,
> I don ;t see anything there that would exclude that folder, unless there's
> some global option somewhere that excludes all system files?
> Pete
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> On Sun, Sep 25, 2011 at 3:42 PM, Mark Schonewille <
> m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi Pete,
> >
> > One reason could be that system files have been excluded from indexing in
> > the Spotlight preferences.
> >
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> >
> > Mark Schonewille
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> > On 26 sep 2011, at 00:39, Pete wrote:
> >
> > > I'm using the search bar at the top of a Finder window to find all
> files
> > > with a given name.  The search is on "This Mac" and I just search file
> > > names, not contents.  There's at least one file that deosn't show up in
> > the
> > > results for some reason.  It is located in folder ~/Library/Application
> > > Support/Test.  Files with the same name in other folders are found OK.
> > >
> > > Any ideas why this should be?
> > >
> > > Pete
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