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Authored by: dilvish1984 on Jul 28, '09 11:47:26PM
No, not quite (at least not in any cases I've come across).

The file ~/Library/Preferences/ contains aliases to the system-wide saved search files, in the savedsearches key (not the useritems key), some of which are actually stored in the "~/Library/Saved Searches" folder, as the previous commenter mentioned.

The application specific saved searches appear to be stored inline in the individual application's plist file, under a NSNavPanelAppSmartFolders key. This of course begs the question as to where they are stored if an individual applcation doesn't use the plist file preferences storage system. I presume the OS would then create a plist file for that app in ~/Library/Preferences/, using it's bundle identifier (therefore naming it something like com.companyname.applicationname.plist) in which to store this info.

(Sorry, I don't have time to test that out thoroughly right now to be sure, but it appears to be true for the one application I tried it out with...)

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