Does spotlight search the library?


macrumors 6502
Original poster
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?


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.


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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