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How to Get Alfred to Search for Documents Stored in User Library?

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I use a great program called Keep It that tags and stores all my documents in iCloud.

 

The exact place is ~/Library/Group Containers.

 

I'm no expert in Alfred, but I have Alfred's file search set to include Documents, but it's not finding any of my 3,000 documents in that folder using the "Open..." command.

 

Anyone know what I need to do to have it search there for documents?

 

Thank you!

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Many files in ~/Library are marked as "system files", so you can't include them in Alfred's default results.

 

Instead, create a File Filter to search that directory and on the Search Scope tab, select "Show files marked as System File".

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Hi deanishe. Thanks so much for the reply and suggestion. I have a question about how to do this:

 

Which workflow in Workflows am I building this from? I've tried a few—Dynamic File Search, File Filter, etc.—but none appear to present the options you mention.

 

If you can suggest any steps, that'd be really helpful. Thank you so much for your expertise and time.

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