Finder does not find all Frameworks folder (within Library folder)

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by morbus, Dec 14, 2014.

  1. morbus macrumors newbie

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    What settings do I need to chance in Finder so that it finds my "Frameworks'"folder (in Library folder)

    I have already typed into terminal:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
    killall Finder

    This reveals more than before, but still if I type in "Frameworks" into finder while searching the entire harddrive, the Frameworks folder still does not come up.

    What am I missing? I am running Yosemite 10.10.1
     
  2. Peace macrumors Core

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    Not sure how to answer your question but why are you trying to change permissions on the frameworks folder ?
     
  3. morbus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm not trying to change permissions, rather I'm trying to figure out how to have my finder actually find all files.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    The problem isn't Finder, it's Spotlight. It's setup to not show system files and folders.
     
  5. morbus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I see, is there any way to change this? In Spotlight settings, I have "Folders" checked - but I guess that does not apply for anything that is inside "Library"?
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    You'll have to use a search engine to find out how to allow Spotlight to index everything. I for one, don't use Spotlight, but instead use EasyFind.
     
  7. morbus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the info - I will check out EasyFind to see if will do a more encompassing search
     
  8. morbus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    EasyFind indeed does the trick!

    It would be still interesting to know if Spotlight can be made to do this - I can't seem to find a straight answer anywhere (which may mean it is not possible?)
     
  9. chown33 macrumors 604

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    There should be a "System files" search attribute you can add to your search criteria. If that attribute is available, its two states are "aren't included" (the default) and "are included".

    If that attribute doesn't already appear in the menu of selectable search criteria, you can add it to that menu. See item #5 here:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH18758
    To add more choices to the far-left pop-up menu, choose Other, then select each attribute you want to add.
    In your case, find the "System files" attribute (type system into the search box of the comprehensive attributes list, or scroll down to it in the list), then check its "In menu" checkbox. (Note: "In menu" is the checkbox title in Mountain Lion; Yosemite may differ.)

    There are dozens if not hundreds of searchable attributes available for Spotlight. Only a small number are practical to show in the selection menu, so you must customize the selection menu if you intend to use those additional attributes.
     
  10. morbus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks so much chown33 - this is exactly the information I was looking for! Now I can indeed find all folders everywhere.

    Great community here - very helpful!
     

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