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Search the trash when searching everywhere
Authored by: aris on Nov 26, '03 06:13:11PM

Try this. Create a folder on the desktop called testxyz. Use find to locate it. With the find window open, drag the folder to the trash. The window now shows the folder in the trash. Quit find, relaunch it and ask it to find the folder. It cannot. It obviously can see stuff in the trash so it must just not search in there when you initiate a find.



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Search the trash when searching everywhere
Authored by: baltwo on Nov 26, '03 06:48:16PM

Tis true. By default, Finder's Find doesn't search the /System or /Library folders, even if "everywhere" is selected.



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Are you sure?
Authored by: ryancu on Oct 09, '05 03:48:31AM

On mine, although /System is excluded from Everywhere, /Library and ~/Library are not. 10.3.9

I think choosing Search in: Everywhere is the same as choosing Specific places and putting in all the volumes currently mounted. /System and invisible files/folders including the trash are still excluded, unless you add /System to the specific places list, and add the visibility condition and set it to visible and invisible.



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Search the trash when searching everywhere
Authored by: abriening on Dec 22, '03 08:10:54PM

The Finder follows the files in the Search Results window. With the Search Results window open, drag your testxyz folder into the trash then empty the trash. If the folder is selected in the Search Results window it will disappear immediately otherwise, click on the file in the Search Results window and --poof-- it disappears.

Almost like rm-ing files in the Terminal, they don't disappear if their folder is open in the background till you click on the window and the Finder updates the .DS_Store.



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