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The Spotlight window does not include files treated as system files by default. Try setting "System files" to "are included": Or use mdfind: $ mdfind -name tweetbot /Applications/Tweetbot.app /Users/lauri/Library/Application Support/CrashReporter/Tweetbot_4C49445B-E14E-51E5-87DC-7CE59AE6A841.plist ...
In the finder when you are searching for files, you can exclude them by adding minus in front of the criteria. For e.g. I want to search for all the files that is not pdf files, I can write "Kind is -pdf". This seems to work for me.
Ok, I should have taken a look at SuperUser, here's a way to do what AllInOne says without fiddling with XML files (and it's faster). Simply create a new smart folder or hit cmd+F, choose "Raw Query" from the filters and type kMDItemUserTags != '*' in the field.
Create a new Smart Folder where Tags is not foo. Save your new Smart Folder to your Desktop. Open your "Smart Folder" in a text editor. Yes, they are just XML files! Go to line 8. You will see something that looks like: <string>((kMDItemUserTags != "foo"cd))</string> Replace "foo" with the wildcard character, like so: ...
Firsts, make sure you have enough free disk space. How much is enough? Well, if you have 10% of the drive free, it should do. Open Terminal and execute the following commands one after another: sudo mdutil -i off / sudo mdutil -E / sudo mdutil -i on / Now Spotline should start indexing your drive. This may take hours but you should get search back after ...
Try clicking on All My Files in your finder window. Then wait till it lists all your files then go and try a search.
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