Why can't I search my cache folder from the HD

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  1. dogbone macrumors 68020

    dogbone

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    I've been trying to track down a file and I have finally been given the info to find it.

    It was in ~/Library/Caches buried under a few other folders.

    Once I knew where it was I tried a search again but still couldn't find it.

    Why is this.

    Here's an example, in my ~/Library/Caches is a Safari Folder but if I search for it on the HD, I can only find a ~/Library/Caches/Metadata/Safari or ~/Library/Safari but no ~/Library/Caches/Safari
     
  2. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    Double-click your hard drive
    Then open Users
    Open your username
    open Library
    open Caches
    and see if Safari is listed there. What version of OS X are you running?
     
  3. dogbone thread starter macrumors 68020

    dogbone

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    Yep there is a Safari folder there right where it should be, but a HD search will not find it. However a HD search will find both Safari folder that are one level up in the Library folder and also one level down in the Metadata folder.

    It was actually a different folder I was looking for not the Safari one but I thought that was a good example or the problem.

    I'm using 10.4.2

    If you do a HD search with 'Safari' in the field do get the Safari folder in ~/Library/Caches/Safari?

    A seach will also not find the folder from my home directory or from the Library directory, but it will find it if I search in the Cache directory.
     

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