"All my files" in finder (two volumes)

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by DuarteM, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. DuarteM macrumors newbie

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    When I navigate to "All my files" in Mountain Lion I can only see the documents present on my main drive. I have two of them... How can I make the finder not only search on my main drive but also on my secondary one?

    Thanks
     
  2. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    Is the secondary drive excluded from Spotlight searches?

    "All My Files" is essentially a Smart Folder, i.e. a live Spotlight search.
     
  3. DuarteM thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just checked it. I can search for files in the secondary drive through Spotlight...
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I think the problem here isn't that Spotlight isn't searching the external drive; but rather that All My Files only applies to files living in your home folder.
     
  5. DuarteM thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So there is no way I can make it search on my two drives and not just the home folder?
     
  6. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    I don't know if it does or should: I don't use it at all.

    But if it doesn't, then you could create your own "All My Files" as a Spotlight Smart Folder, explicitly including your external.
     
  7. DuarteM thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok. Thats a good idea. Thanks a lot
     

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