Spotlight doesn't show certain folders?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kirkbross, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. kirkbross macrumors 6502a

    kirkbross

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    Why does spotlight exclude certain items from its search results even when there are no locations excluded by the privacy settings?

    I have Firefox 3.0.5 and there exists a folder on my HD called "Mozilla" because I can manually navigate to it. Yet, when I type "Mozilla" into spotlight and search the whole mac, no folders are in the results -- only misc files.

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  2. Peace macrumors P6

    Peace

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    Click on the privacy tab in preferences and see what's listed.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  4. kirkbross thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Good to know... any way to include it?

    When I search for something, I want "everything" included in the returns, including dangerous files that will explode my computer if messed with.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No way that I know of to make Spotlight search the Library folder. You can search with Finder and include System files:

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  6. kirkbross thread starter macrumors 6502a

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