show all files in spotlight?

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  1. sk3pt1c macrumors 6502a

    sk3pt1c

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    #1
    i want spotlight to reveal all files
    i know of this command

    defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES

    but this reveals all files everywhere

    is there a specific command for spotlight?

    thanks
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #2
    Don't know if it helps but you can modify Spotlight's rules to include otherwise-excluded directories and paths. Is this kinda what you're after? :)
     
  3. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sk3pt1c

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    #3
    wow,a mad jew in australia! :)
    yep,thanks mate,that's it :)
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #4
    Yeah, much more mad than Jew. In fact, completely mad and not at all Jewish. :eek:

    If you do this, remember that Spotlight still won't be able to search within binary files and some other common system files but it should still pick up on the basics - name, location, date created, modified etc. :)
     

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