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  1. @Andrew Thanks, will try that out!
  2. Hi @Andrew, I got sent from this thread to that one by @vitor. Thanks for offering the three solutions above. However, option no. 2 is not necessarily a viable option, and as you document, option no. 3 has many drawbacks. Would it be doable for Alfred to offer an option that would replace spaces with * when performing file searches? This would allow option no. 1 to become available without having to replace all spaces with asterisks in queries. As an aside, I'll add that I find the macOS to discard dashes as word breaks incredibly constraining: the threads on this board are enough evidence to realise how disconnected it is from user cases where dashes are important to treat as such. I would therefore value a fix in more intelligent software, like Alfred.
  3. Hi, This thread documents a serious limitation of file search that affects filenames with dashes. Those filenames do not show up in file search -- screenshots attached below again for reference. Using Alfred 3.7 (build 938) on macOS 10.13.6.
  4. Hi, Here are two more examples of this bug, where filenames-with-dashes do not show up in Alfred. Edit: now filed as a bug.
  5. Thanks for reporting it too. Not a good sign if the problem exists across OS versions. If an admin stops by this thread, perhaps s/he could rename the thread to append "issue with spaces in filenames."
  6. Hello all, Since I reinstalled Alfred on a 10.13 system, it has not been able to find partial filename matches as it used to -- see attached screenshot for an example. When I first saw the issue, I rebuilt cache and metadata, which seems to have solved at least part of the problem, but only part of it. In particular, it seems that the problem is with filenames of the form words-with-dashes, which are not found when the dashes are omitted and/or when the entire series of words are not typed. The attached screenshot shows the problem that I have: If the file is called words-with-dashes, then searching for words dashes won't find it. Searching for words-with will work, though. And strangely enough, searching for words *dashes does work. How can I fix this, please?
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