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10.4: Demystify Spotlight's saved search syntax
Authored by: aMacUzur on Oct 12, '05 12:28:03PM
I'd like the ability to reliably search all the folders 'n files on my disk volume(s) by name (only) and have folder/file information shown that includes the pathname of the folder/file ... just like in the (good ol') pre-Spotlight days.

Except for the fact that the old CMD-F/Find capability didn't save it's window size/position, it was just fine, for me. In 10.4, I don't see any way to ensure that all folders/files are searched (by name) and to get the pathname information shown (without having to click on each entry).

If someone knows how to configure Spotlight to search all folders/files, "enquiring minds" would like to know how.

In addition, if someone knows how to configure Spotlight to show the pathname of the items (without having to click on each entry), I'd like to know (as would others I've talked with).

Currently, I'm stuck using the (much slower, but priced-right) EasyFind.

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10.4: Demystify Spotlight's saved search syntax
Authored by: GEllenburg on Oct 13, '05 09:36:22AM

There is the "locate" command. The index is updated via cron (nightly I think, might be weekly) but it's infinitely more faster than Spotlight for certain queries.

Of course, this requires a trip to the Terminal, but you know... the terminal (rarely) hurt anyone.

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