Where are the system sounds located?

edesignuk

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Original poster
Mar 25, 2002
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For the life of me I can't find them :confused: I've searched for the existing sound names (like Submarine, Tink, Sosumi etc) but found nothing.

Reason is I want to add a new one, but can't figure out how, so I'm assuming I need to pop it where ever the rest of them are :confused: :confused:
 

stoid

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I've noticed that running a search in Finder does not search parts of the System folder sometimes. I would suggest powering into target disk mode and searching from a second machine so that it will look everywhere.
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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Mar 10, 2004
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If it's an aif(f) you could put one of three places, and it will appear in System Preferences under Sound and can be used as an alert sound:

/System/Library/Sounds/ (needs admin authentication)
/Library/Sounds/ (systemwide, doesn't need auth.)
~/Library/Sounds/ (user spesific)

Enjoy...
 

yellow

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Oct 21, 2003
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Portland, OR
The "Find" part of the Finder specifically ignores the /System hierarchy. My guess is to keep the n00bs from playing with things they don't understand and sending the OS into a spiralling death.
 

stoid

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yellow said:
The "Find" part of the Finder specifically ignores the /System hierarchy. My guess is to keep the n00bs from playing with things they don't understand and sending the OS into a spiralling death.
Is there a way around this? Would adding the System folder to Specific Places accomplish this?
 
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