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Finder "Search" exclude one folder!

1491 Views 26 Replies Latest reply: Nov 4, 2013 4:20 PM by steno1 RSS
  • Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (13,900 points)
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    Sep 13, 2013 2:38 PM (in response to Fedux)

    What does /'About this Mac' show for the System?

     

    The Finder version isn't the same as the OS version - I show 10.8.3 under About Finder, but 10.8.5 under the above.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,285 points)
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    Sep 13, 2013 5:01 PM (in response to Fedux)

    Try rebooting a second time.

     

    As far as searching is concerned you might give Find Any File a try.  It searches areas that Spotlight can't, i.e. system folders, packages, invisible folders, etc.  I've found it to be invaluable. 

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,285 points)
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    Sep 14, 2013 8:45 AM (in response to Fedux)

    Download and reapply the OS X Mountain Lion Update v10.8.5 (Combo) updater.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,285 points)
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    Sep 30, 2013 12:45 PM (in response to Fedux)

    I've found that I now can't search my Home/Library folder.   I've gone to using Find Any File most of the time except when I'm trying to find specific content in documents or files.

  • mjeick Calculating status...
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    Oct 7, 2013 9:31 AM (in response to Fedux)

    Howdy,

     

    For the record: I've had the same problem with Finder search since 10.8.4 and it persists in 10.8.5 - both clean installs. I used the functionality the same as you; to do clean uninstalls.  When searching with Finder, only plist files in ~/Library/Preferences seem to be missing, but that has not been verified rigourously.  I haven't found a solution, however the problem can be bypassed via use of the find command in terminal (sudo find -x / -iname *filename-fragment*). 

     

    I'm very happy to learn it is not just me. I'm waiting for Mavericks.

     

    Thanks.

  • Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (13,900 points)
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    Oct 10, 2013 11:37 AM (in response to Fedux)

    Send Apple feedback. They won't answer, but at least will know there is a problem. If enough people send feedback, it may get the problem solved sooner.


    Feedback

  • mjeick Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 10, 2013 2:14 PM (in response to Eric Root)

    Howdy Eric,

     

    You shamed me into it.  Done.  Will advise if I hear anything.

     

    Mark

  • steno1 Calculating status...
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    Nov 4, 2013 4:20 PM (in response to Fedux)

    Same issue here. Clean installation. OS X 10.9 Mavericks. FIles inside homefolder/Library/Preferences do not show up in search results in Finder. It worked properly in Mountain Lion, Lion etc.

     

    Any ideas?

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