Searching in OS X?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by eleven7, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. eleven7 macrumors regular

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    #1
    Why does Spotlight not search your system directories/files when performing a search? Does it only search within the current user's directories?

    Is there anyway you can make it do a more thorough search?
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    Apple felt most people wanted to search for files that they created, which is generally inside the user directory. They did make a way for you to search the system files as well though. There's actually a good dozen threads that cover this, such as this one.
     
  3. eleven7 thread starter macrumors regular

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