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Find 'non-findable' files
Authored by: frantz on Jan 07, '09 07:41:10AM

I'm amazed with the number of people here that do not know how to use Spotlight. It's supposed to be a power-user website isn't it ? I can understand that using Terminal isn't for everybody, but Spotlight... You do can find everything in seconds with spotlight. Command people, it's so easy that you don't even have to RTFM!!!



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Find 'non-findable' files
Authored by: baltwo on Jan 07, '09 10:23:17AM
It takes a lot more than a few seconds to reset Spotlight's Find or Finder's Find to open up System files, visibility, etc., to find everything. Then, there's the issue with having to undo Spotlight's search results restrictions, to find those things. Check out my Finder's Find mod at http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=6725932 for what you can change so you can find stuff.

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Find 'non-findable' files
Authored by: frantz on Jan 08, '09 03:11:28AM

Thanks for this tip.

I've done things differently : I have saved a blank search with invisibles and system files and named it "all files".
Now all I have to do to is to search in "all files"



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Find 'non-findable' files
Authored by: tempel on Jan 08, '09 10:17:32AM

Neat. I always wanted to change the defaults for the Finder's Find window. I wonder if someone has made a GUI tool to alter this plist? Otherwise, that might be my next endeavour :)



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