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  1. Hello everyone, currently I'm bringing my Mac to work and will continue as its a huge pain in the ass to work with windows(idk how everyone can overall). Like productivity especially with Alfred and Keyboard Maestro(which i bought and use heavily cause of you guys) goes beyond anything else. Well i use parallels in coherence mode but that's it and only for office tools. Anyway to the topic. At work we have a Server with a bunch of folders which have strict permissions. I got access there and wanted to index the Folder right away. However i failed miserably. Like i tried things like this here: https://jonathansblog.co.uk/how-to-enable-spotlight-indexing-on-a-network-drive and this here: http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/24401/spotlight-reports-indexing-and-searching-disabled-in-lion Nothing of this seems to work as i don't have access to everything. I couldn't even make a File Filter as that relies on Spotlight. My current "workaround" is to use Launchbar aside of Alfred, because it can index on its own. Is there any way to force spotlight to index a special folder on a server? Or is there a way to feed Alfred with an index or let it make its own :/ Another workaround that i use in combo with Launchbar is, that i use a "List Filter" with all the main paths that then let me open the paths in the file view of Alfred. But yeah i can't filter the way i would like, as that doesn't provide any subfolder search uff. As I'm typing however I see that snippets still have expanding issues :/ as a "don't" becomes a " don't". Well I hope that someone knows a workaround/fix or idk. Launchbar is a way for the moment but I'm only on the test Version asking me to buy it every view actions lol. Buying it just for this meh....<.< >.> Alfred is faster tho and not that heavy resources wise. Cheers everyone, FroZen
  2. After I updated V2 to V3 and bought a license, it seems everything went smoothly. However, I again installed some new apps like Day One on my mac, this time V3 cannot find them. I checked online and followed the steps here: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/troubleshooting/indexing/ Now, the problem is that on my mac the spotlight can find the new apps I installed but Alfred V3 cannot. Should I just 'rebuild OS X Metadata' as the article says? But it seems my situations are different. Would you please tell me is there any other way to fix?
  3. My Dropbox folder, now Dropbox, used to be DropBox (note the "B"). When I search files in that folder they appear. The ones that appear with the old capitalization scheme (DropBox) take me to the parent directory of Dropbox--not the file I searched. Unexpectedly, searching the same thing and selecting the same result a second time will take me to the correct place. Alfred doesn't learn from this. A later search will cause the same problem. What is the least destructive way to correct the path in Alfred's index? Thanks, Aaron -- NORMAL --
  4. Reliably—with caveats detailed below—when searching for a directory in Alfred 2.8.2 for Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 (15D21), capitalization discrepancies between the actual path of the target and the path of the target as stored in the index (or at least as displayed among the search results be Alfred) cause Alfred to open the directory of the parent of directory that has the capitalization discrepancy instead of the target directory. Here is an example: This first path exists... /Volumes/Boxcryptor/Dropbox/e/GLS/Clients/IFFB ...and this second path is displayed as a search result for IFFB (see screenshot, note the capital B in DropBox)... /Volumes/Boxcryptor/DropBox/e/GLS/Clients/IFFB ...but hitting return opens this third path... /Volumes/Boxcryptor ...unless I leave the Finder window with the bad result open and search again immediately, in which case I will get the correct result. Also, sometimes if many windows are open (perhaps one of them displaying the "third path" above, I haven't checked) I can get the right result. In this case, I can close all open Finder windows, search "IFFB" again, and reliably induce the bug behavior. Thanks, Aaron P.S. I tried to include screenshots but got the error "You are not allowed to use that image extension on this community" when I pasted in screenshots and I didn't see a way to just add an attachment that didn't ask for a URL and show up as a question mark in a box. -- NORMAL -- -- NORMAL --
  5. Hi, I've been using Alfred the past month and I've become a huge fan. Yesterday I purchased the PowerPack, and since enabling it, I've run into one issue. Namely, before activating the PowerPack, Alfred used to search for my folders whenever I would type in a folder name. It no longer does that. (For example, I have a couple of folders on my computer called 'Sharon'; when I now type 'Sharon' into Alfred's search bar, only a contact matching Sharon appears; the folders named 'Sharon' no longer show up in the Alfred results). This is the case with nearly any folder search I complete (none of my folders are being searched!) In fact, I can't even search for applications anymore either (if I type in 'Evernote', only a Google search comes up for Evernote). I have no idea why this is occurring. Under my Alfred settings, and in the 'Features' tab, under 'Default Results' I have 'Folders' checked (I also have Applications checked as well). Additionally, the folders I am searching for are under the 'Search Scope' of a folder pathway I've defined. Any help on this issue would be greatly appreciated. Being unable to search for folders has been hindering my productivity in a major way! Life is much easier when Alfred can search my folders too. Cheers!
  6. I was trying to find a file with the word 'hospital' in the name and Alfred was not turning up any results. I went through all the steps in reindexing and everything else found here but nothing works. In fact, when trying to rebuild the index Terminal just kind of hangs there on the screenshot I've linked. PS...how do I upload a photo as attachment here?
  7. Hi Folks, I have a problem that Alfred does not lists all installed applications. There are several apps which Alfred cannot find. For example Microsoft Office Apps like Word or Lync are not listed. Let me quickly summarize what I tried so far to fix it: I checked this page: http://support.alfredapp.com/kb:indexing Spotlight is finding the apps All Spotlight Search Results are checked in SystemPref. All necessary folders are in Alfred's Search Scope (more about that later) I reloaded Alfred's Cache many times (even quit it) I think I see a small pattern here. All Apps which are in /Applications are listed like intended. Only apps in subfolders like /Applications/Microsoft/ or /Application/Garmin are not listed. However, there are exceptions like /Applications/modelio/ or /Applications/MAMP/ are listed. Interestingly, both subfolders /Applications/Microsoft/ and /Applications/Garmin/ are in Alfred's Search Scope but /App/modelio and /App/MAMP are not in that list but Alfred knows these subfolders are in /Applications/. I have the feeling Alfred cannot recreate the index correctly. Is there a way I can force Alfred to do it?
  8. I often find that application cleaner (such as AppCleaner) do not remove all the files of one application when trying to remove them. So I decided to create a workflow that would search in a few folders /Library/Logs, /Library/Preferences, Users/Shared, ~/Library/Saved Applications States, to find any left files/folders (The workflow is a "File filter" action + a "Reveal file in Finder" action). Unfortunately, it does not work. I wanted to know if this is because Alfred doesn't index these files, something I would totally understand.
  9. Hi, First of all, thanks for this great tool! I noticed that Alfred does not take the kMDItemAlternateNames attribute into account when indexing/searching. The basic use case is described at https://github.com/phinze/homebrew-cask/issues/2847. Basically, homebrew-cask now allows to change the target symlink it creates in ~/Applications. This is useful when several applications have the same final name (for example, multiple Eclipse IDE variations end up in ~/Applications/Eclipse.app. Using target renaming, one can have ~/Applications/Eclipse.app and ~/Applications/Scala IDE.app, pointing to /opt/homebrew-cask/Caskroom/eclipse-ide/4.3.1/eclipse/Eclipse.app, resp. /opt/homebrew-cask/Caskroom/scala-ide/3.0.2/eclipse/Eclipse.app. The problem now is that one cannot search 'Scala IDE', since neither Alfred nor Spotlight index symlinks. A solution is to add extended attributes to the application bundle. Concretely, running the following: $ xattr -w com.apple.metadata:kMDItemAlternateNames '("Scala IDE")' /opt/homebrew-cask/Caskroom/scala-ide/3.0.2/eclipse/Eclipse.app allows Spotlight to find the application with the 'Scala IDE' query. Alfred does not index it though. It would be nice to index the kMDItemAlternateNames attribute use it as the displayed label in the Alfred search box when a match is found on this attribute Thoughts?
  10. Hello, forum I have two drives in my MacBook Pro, an SSD for boot and an HDD with an HFS+ partition for storage and an NTFS partition for bootcamp. After installing Alfred, I noticed that the partitions on my HDD were not indexed. I followed Apple's reindexing procedure (adding the volumes to the non-index list and removing) and it went through just fine. Now, spotlight shows files from those two partitions without any issues. Alfred, however, refuses to search in those volumes. What should I do? Regards Raptor
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