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Leopard not able to search user library

377 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 6, 2012 3:50 AM by Neville Hillyer RSS
icwvx Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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Nov 27, 2012 4:31 PM

Am used to Tiger find command & permissions. Now using Leopard & both are a bit different.


I can search the user folder except user>library, a search for something I can see in the library brings no results.


Permissions for user folder are (me) read and write, (everyone) - read only. Applied to contents.




Perhaps there is a tutorial out there for permissions with Leopard, seems to me this is where the problem lies.


Your comments are appreciated!

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,695 points)
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    Nov 27, 2012 5:45 PM (in response to icwvx)

    Hi, I don't have 10.5 at the moment, but did you try sudo find?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,695 points)
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    Nov 28, 2012 7:32 PM (in response to icwvx)

    I use these two for searching...


    Find Any File...


    Hold Option or alt key when selecting Find to Find All.




  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,845 points)
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    Dec 6, 2012 3:50 AM (in response to icwvx)

    My concern is that if when logged in as admin I can not do a search and find folders in my own user directory library. This might well mean that applications may have trouble reading / writing to the library.


    I don't understand what you are saying. Can you explain this in another way? Is your own account admin?

    Here is another update. I copied the library contents to a new folder and trashed the original. Spotlght / finder can now find files in the library but can not find folders.


    Very unwise. It may be impossible to correct the damage done to this account. I advise creating a new account and eventually deleting this one.


    Are you concerned with finding files or searching their contents?


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