I have a dual drive setup (SSD as boot, HDD for storage in my Mac). I would like to know how I can include files form my HDD into finders features like 'All My Files'


'All My Files' is a Smart Folder, that is, a saved Spotlight search, named myDocuments.cannedSearch:

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and located in /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries. You probably shouldn't modify it, as it is a system file.

However, you can create your own Smart Folder using 'All My Files' as a template:

  1. Select 'All My Files' and click 'Show search criteria':

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  2. Choose 'This Mac' to search the entire computer:

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  3. Click Save and specify a name, for example 'All My Items Everywhere', and a location for your Smart Folder (the default in ~/Library/Saved Searches should be OK).

    The Smart Folder will appear in the sidebar.

  4. Select 'All My Items Everywhere', right click and arrange by kind:

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    to get a similar output as 'All My Items':

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The downside of creating your own Smart Folder is that you can't configure the Finder so that new windows display 'All My Items Everywhere'.

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