When using the search box in a Finder window, I would like to configure Spotlight so that a search will follow symlinks in the directory tree below the folder being searched.
For example, I symlinked several folders from my Home directory to a different drive, including Documents. When I start a search from my Home directory, the results will not include those from Documents if I limit the search to my Home directory. The results do show up if I choose the search location as "This Mac", but I would like them to show up in a search limited to my Home directory.
Alternatively, the problem might be solved by performing a search of multiple directories at once.
I have found that using Finder aliases rather than symlinks is not a solution to the problem, since Finder doesn't follow aliases either.