Where are the system sounds located?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by edesignuk, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    #1
    For the life of me I can't find them :confused: I've searched for the existing sound names (like Submarine, Tink, Sosumi etc) but found nothing.

    Reason is I want to add a new one, but can't figure out how, so I'm assuming I need to pop it where ever the rest of them are :confused: :confused:
     
  2. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    God dammit, found 'em searching by hand. Why the hell did the search not find them...grrrrrr.

    Sorry :eek:
     
  3. stoid macrumors 601

    stoid

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    I've noticed that running a search in Finder does not search parts of the System folder sometimes. I would suggest powering into target disk mode and searching from a second machine so that it will look everywhere.
     
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    #4
    If it's an aif(f) you could put one of three places, and it will appear in System Preferences under Sound and can be used as an alert sound:

    /System/Library/Sounds/ (needs admin authentication)
    /Library/Sounds/ (systemwide, doesn't need auth.)
    ~/Library/Sounds/ (user spesific)

    Enjoy...
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    The "Find" part of the Finder specifically ignores the /System hierarchy. My guess is to keep the n00bs from playing with things they don't understand and sending the OS into a spiralling death.
     
  6. stoid macrumors 601

    stoid

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    Is there a way around this? Would adding the System folder to Specific Places accomplish this?
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    That's what I did.
     

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