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Alfred Not Searching Safari Bookmarks in High Sierra [BETA]

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Hi all,

 

I just loaded macOS High Sierra public beta, and I'm observing that latest version of Alfred does not seem to be searching Safari bookmarks.

 

macOS 10.13 Beta (17A291m)

MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)

Safari Version 11.0 (13604.1.25.3.3)

 

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HRD    1

Confirmed that Safari bookmarks are not being picked up with 10.13 Beta (17A291m)

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At this point, my macOS 10.13 test machine isn't indexing Safari bookmarks at all (i.e. Spotlight isn't seeing them). If macOS were to be indexing bookmarks, I suspect they may just be in a different location which needs to be added to Alfred's default search scope.

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Hi Andrew, 

 

I guess it could be a bug with the latest beta. We will see if it is resolved with beta 3.

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HRD    1

hi Andrew,

 

Still not resolved in 10.13 Beta (17A306f)

 

Any thoughts?

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My bookmarks are appearing in Spotlight results (High Sierra Beta 2), but there is no ~/Library/Caches/Metadata/ directory anymore.  Just supports Andrew's hypothesis.  But since my spotlight is finding them, I suspect it's safe to say that new location exists somewhere already, so I'm guessing a deliberate design choice rather than a bug.

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HRD    1

Thanks for this. I am on 10.13 beta 3 and my bookmarks are showing in Spotlight.

 

I will leave this to playout as the beta cycle progresses.

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One more clue:  IN the past 48 hours, there are some new items which have appeared in my ~/Library/Safari/ area.  One is a directory called ~/Library/Safari/CloudBookmarksMigrationCoordinator/.  In it is a /Logs/ subdirectory. And in MY installation, there's a file for today and a file for yesterday called "migrationEligibility_2017-07-13.log" (or -14.log).  I won't post its contents, as there are a bunch of device UUIDS and such—but it appears there's a new entry for every machine restart in the form:

  • <timestamp> Updating eligibility with 1 cloud tab devices
  • <timestamp> Encountered non-migratable device (uuid=long string, lastModified=<timeDateUTCOffsetFormat>
  • <timestamp> Not ready to migrate because non-migratable devices are present

So…something's being moved.

 

Just thinking: I wonder if this is prompted by the new file system update. (I've done this change on my MBP, but not on the production machine.)

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Interesting stuff. Hopefully, Alfred will respond with a solution.

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@rossbennett interesting, thanks for posting!

 

@HRD I still don't think there is anything for me to do right now other than keep an eye on this. I don't want to engineer a solution to work around a beta "work in progress" in High Sierra.

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