Does spotlight search the library?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by marty1990, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. marty1990 macrumors 6502

    Nov 25, 2011
    Since I'm new to OS X, I don't want to mess with it, so I stay out of the library. Anyway, I was watching a review of an early 2011 Macbook Pro, and it showed the installation. It had some funky welcome video on. I wondered whether mine had that video so used spotlight to search 'Welcome'. A swf file appeared walled welcome.swf. I opened it, but it just started to load up in Flash. I quit flash before it opened the actual file, but I'm just wondering what this file was, and whether spotlight searches for files within the library... because I don't want it to, if so.

    also, what is welcome.swf, if anyone knows?
  2. atlanticza macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2008
    Cape Town
    Well, just opened Library, selected a file to find with Spotlight but it didn't 'find' it. EasyFind did find it however provided you tick Invisible Files & Folders

    So I guess that answers your query.
  3. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2008
    Welcome.swf comes with Dreamweaver. You can see where the file is by Command-clicking on the result. It will open the finder to the directory containing the file.

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