Files Appear in Dialogs Boxes that Aren't Actually on the Drive

Discussion in 'macOS' started by stephenmeade, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. stephenmeade macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2006
    I have a very bizarre problem. This all started with me wanting to share some iWork '09 templates with a coworker. (On 10.6.1 btw)

    The templates *should* be stored in Library->Application Support->iWork->Pages->MyTemplates

    But through the finder, no such tree exists. I've got Library->Application Support->iWork'09 and that's it.

    I opened up Pages and went to "Save as template..." By default it opens up a file picker dialog starts with the default template folder path above. I can navigate the tree in the file picker dialog (and all my template files are there) but in the finder no such directory exists.

    I tried typing the name of my template files in spotlight and it can't find them. But I can open templates just fine in Pages.

    What gives?
  2. jmck macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2002
    Are you sure you're looking at the same Library folder in both cases?

    There's ~/Library -- at the root level of your Home folder

    Then there's /Library -- at the root level of your boot drive

    Then there's /System/Library -- just for grins I suppose...

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