|Feb 10, 2008, 12:18 PM||#1|
How to set Spotlight to search the library folder
Does anyone know how to set Spotlight so it searches the library folder by default? It drives me nuts that it doesn't and that I have to go into the folder, search and then select the library.
Is there any easier way to include the library folder into the Spotlight searches?
|Feb 10, 2008, 01:06 PM||#4|
Hopes 10.5.2 has fixed this and that no one has noticed so far.
If not hope 10.5.3 sorts it out.
At times like this I always go and fill in feedback just so they know what people feel.
Turns out they DO drink it in the Congo
|Jan 28, 2011, 07:13 PM||#5|
Erm...I don't think so. You spent 'ages' only in a metaphorical sense and not at all in the literal sense; unless of course you really did spend many thousands of years. Now that would literally be an age.
Yours, in pure pedantry,
PS -Christ - this is 3 years old and I'm commenting - how profoundly sad.
|Apr 7, 2011, 04:47 PM||#7|
Apple Certified ACSP, ACMT; 3 years as a Mac Genius; currently freelance Mac tech; jailbroken & repaired iEverything. Knowledge is free power. Spread the wealth.
|Apr 12, 2011, 02:20 AM||#8|
simple solution to augment list of spotlight directories
Anyway, if you just want to be able to access the folder /Users/[user]/Library then simply create aliases for the top level directory and all its subfolders.
Spotlight's default index includes 'Folders' so they will be automatically added the next time it rebuilds its index. I would recommend, however, moving the folders to a different location and also changing the icon of both the library alias folder and all its subfolders folders so that it can easily be identified when the spotlight window appears.
One other thing:
The /Systems/Library folder cannot have an alias made of both itself and its contents, so I think you'd have to fudge around with it's ownership and/or it's permissions by changing adding another user (yourself) to have custom access as the super user. But for most people the contents of the systems' library folders is best left unaltered.
Last edited by ebobster; Apr 12, 2011 at 02:34 AM. Reason: one last thing...
|Jan 20, 2012, 12:56 PM||#9|
Came looking for info, but will leave some instead
Spotlight can search entire computer including libraries if you form your search term in a window's search box like so:
to find Archive Utility:
or, if the filename has spaces:
Anyone have more?
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