Leopard not able to search user library

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sfphoto, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. sfphoto macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2010
    Am used to Tiger find command & permissions. Now using Leopard & both are a bit different.

    I can search the user folder except user>library, search for something I can see in the library brings no results.

    Permissions for user folder are (me) read and write, (everyone) - read only. Applied to contents.

    Your comments are appreciated!
  2. RSL macrumors regular

    Nov 6, 2012
    You have to click the little + sign in the finder until you see something like "system files aren't included" and then change that. I'm sure someone can give a terminal command which changes the setting permanently.
  3. sfphoto, Nov 28, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2012

    sfphoto thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2010
    Not sure where to look for the "+"

    Here is additional info

    If searching user folder (or entire machine) for something known to be in the user library it is not found.

    However if the user library folder is selected and searched, success!

    This seems abnormal and makes me concerned that other folders may not be included when searching the entire machine.

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