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HoosierRon
Oct 18, 2011, 09:07 PM
If I compress a folder (that is in Dropbox), will Finder still search the text of the documents?

How big of a deal is it to open a doc in a compressed folder, and then re-compress it?



haravikk
Oct 19, 2011, 04:03 PM
How are you compressing your drop-box folder(s)? If you mean right-clicking and compressing in Finder?

Spotlight does have an Archives.mdimporter plugin in /System/Spotlight, however most Spotlight plugins are heavily restricted in terms of how long they will spend on each file when indexing them (so really big files may only be indexed superficially).