Does Finder search compressed folders?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by HoosierRon, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. HoosierRon macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2011
    If I compress a folder (that is in Dropbox), will Finder still search the text of the documents?

    How big of a deal is it to open a doc in a compressed folder, and then re-compress it?
  2. haravikk macrumors 65816

    May 1, 2005
    How are you compressing your drop-box folder(s)? If you mean right-clicking and compressing in Finder?

    Spotlight does have an Archives.mdimporter plugin in /System/Spotlight, however most Spotlight plugins are heavily restricted in terms of how long they will spend on each file when indexing them (so really big files may only be indexed superficially).

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