9 Replies Latest reply: Sep 25, 2013 10:54 AM by Timerider4
mkoza Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)


I'm having problem understanding mac's search behaviour.

Lets say I'm looking for ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.screensaver.plist file.

I'm in ~/Library/Preferences folder but I look on "My Mac" search results, bucuse I pretend I don't know where my file is.

I hit command+f and specify "name:screensaver.pfile" - no luck

I follow a common advice regarding search and specify to include system files - still no luck.


Screen Shot 2013-08-19 at 12.11.18 AM.jpg

and a proof that the file is there


Screen Shot 2013-08-19 at 12.11.44 AM.jpg


What am I doing wrong are there any more exclusions? can I get rid of them?

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)