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Obvious solution?
Authored by: Ezekiel on Nov 27, '03 12:32:10PM

I think Rob should make a comment in this hint so that people aren't confused. The solution is so obvious, and yet several people come up with more or less arcane ways of getting around it.

As has been said before though: Just add a new criteria (they stick after you close the Find dialogue after all), choose visibility, and change it to "all". Then it will search *everywhere* if you select "everywhere". Or everywhere in your home folder if you so choose.



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That's not true!
Authored by: ryancu on Oct 09, '05 04:19:01AM
Just add a new criteria (they stick after you close the Find dialogue after all), choose visibility, and change it to "all". Then it will search *everywhere* if you select "everywhere".
No it won't! Try searching for the "Software Update" application. /System is still excluded.

To search truely everywhere with Panther (and assuming Macintosh HD is the only system volume):

  1. Set "Search in:" to "Specific Places"
  2. Make sure all the volumes you have are in the list.
  3. Add /System to the list
  4. Add the "Visibility" condition and set it to "visible and invisible items"
  5. Continue your search like normal.
If you don't really want to search everywhere (good idea) but you do want the trash, then just do the last two steps, or follow the tip at the top.

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