Currently Being ModeratedAug 31, 2012 10:48 PM (in response to Xen Ochren)
I'm afraid this has little if anything to do with OS X which doesn't hide third-party files. However, if the files are saved in one of the system library folders then they will not be found by Spotlight unless you configure Spotlight to search in the proper locations.
Get Spotlight to search system files (and more)
- Enter the search term in the Finder window's search field.
- Click the [+] button in the search bar to add a search option.
- In the first drop down menu choose Other.
- Choose “System Files” from the list that pops up (and check the box to place in drop down menu to avoid this step later,) click on the OK button.
- Now back in the Finder choose Include from the second drop down menu.
Alternatively, download EasyFind 4.9 to search for your files.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 31, 2012 11:00 PM (in response to Kappy)
OK thanks for that, I am one step closer.
I did what you described, and am able to search for the file, namely 'bx_solo.vst'
It comes up, and when I click on it, it shows me the location path in the bottom of the finder window.
This finder path however, cannot be followed.
Mac HD> Library> Audio> Plugins> VST> Brainworx> bx_solo.vst
However I can only follow this path to VST. After this, there is no Brainworx folder showing up.
any further advice?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 31, 2012 11:27 PM (in response to Xen Ochren)
Which means I guess that finder is not revealing all folders.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 31, 2012 11:48 PM (in response to Xen Ochren)
OK so, when I right click on the 'bx_solo.vst' file and choose open enlosing folder, I get a different Library, which is clearly the one I have been looking for to remove items from.
What basic feature of Mountain Lion am I failing to understand?
It is a user issue? ie, there is an admin user of some sort that I as the only user am not normally involved with?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 31, 2012 11:53 PM (in response to Xen Ochren)
Is this a 'user library' as opposed to a 'local library?'
Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2013 9:12 AM (in response to Xen Ochren)
This is the new "Apple Way." -- In order to facilitate use of the App Store, Apple is advocating that developers "bundle" everything into ".app" files.
The Finder will not normally show the contents of a .app file without using the "right-click,show-package-contents" technique.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2013 9:33 AM (in response to Xen Ochren)
There are 2 libraries, your files appear to be in the System Library, not the user Library.