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I'm looking for some of the sounds that come default on OS X, like the preferences lock/unlock:

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I basically just want to copy the sound files onto my desktop.

  • The question already has an answer here: apple.stackexchange.com/q/10941/60998 – alexis Sep 12 '15 at 21:28
  • @alexis - that's not what i'm asking. – Cocoa Puffs Oct 26 '15 at 11:57
  • What's the difference? Please clarify, because it seems like exactly the same question-- and not only to me, I'm sure. – alexis Oct 26 '15 at 14:48
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All sounds are .aiff and you'll find many by going to:

Mcintosh HD>system>library>components>

Then right click on CoreAudio.component and click 'show package contents'

Then go into Contents>Resources>SystemSounds>finder>

Note that this is different in El Capitan but is what I used in several OS's before, ie: Yosemite, Maverick, etc

  • Note that my answer is a different location than is stated in the previous question/answer. – Scott Porter Sep 13 '15 at 1:46
  • i couldn't find the the lock sound anywhere in there, so it must be someplace else. if you can put the full file path (including the name of the lock sound file) in your answer that might be more helpful. thanks – Cocoa Puffs Oct 26 '15 at 11:59
  • that's all i know, sorry. – Scott Porter Oct 26 '15 at 13:10

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