Odd spotlight search results

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pikusuru, May 12, 2009.

  1. pikusuru macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2009
    Am I missing something simple here or does this seem odd to anyone else?

    I'm searching for a file in Finder. When I select "Preferences", which is the directory I'm in, it finds the file but when I select "This Mac" it doesn't.

  2. MaskingTape macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2009
    I'm going to guess that the reason it's not showing the plist file when you select "This Mac" is because, by default, spotlight doesn't search system files. If you click the plus icon and select system files it SHOULD show up.
  3. pikusuru thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2009
    That was it thanks. Figured it was something simple.

    Sorry for the silly question.

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