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Alfred v2, although I can reproduce this in the last v1 version I was using.

 

1. I have files with 11 character file extensions

2. I've located the files either on the desktop (I have Include folders in Home checked) or I've located them at a path specified in the search scope

3. In the same location, I've also placed text files created by TextEdit

4. I bring up Alfred and type "find <name of file>" for one of the text files and Alfred finds it

5. I type "find <name of file with long extension>" and Alfred does NOT find it (I'm tying the filename without the extension)

 

The TextEdit files either have txt or rtf extensions. I can't change the file extension because the application uses many file extensions to represent different types of saved queries. I can't include the files due to privacy reasons.

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Alfred v2, although I can reproduce this in the last v1 version I was using.

 

1. I have files with 11 character file extensions

2. I've located the files either on the desktop (I have Include folders in Home checked) or I've located them at a path specified in the search scope

3. In the same location, I've also placed text files created by TextEdit

4. I bring up Alfred and type "find <name of file>" for one of the text files and Alfred finds it

5. I type "find <name of file with long extension>" and Alfred does NOT find it (I'm tying the filename without the extension)

 

The TextEdit files either have txt or rtf extensions. I can't change the file extension because the application uses many file extensions to represent different types of saved queries. I can't include the files due to privacy reasons.

 

Could you open Terminal.app and give me an mdls of the file Alfred can't find. If this file is on your desktop and called file.longextension, type:

 

mdls ~/Desktop/file.longextension

 

Paste the result in here :)

 

Cheers,

Andrew

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kMDItemAlternateNames          = (

    "Accounts.rdrFindProb"

)

kMDItemContentCreationDate     = 2013-02-26 20:03:45 +0000

kMDItemContentModificationDate = 2013-02-26 20:03:45 +0000

kMDItemContentType             = "dyn.ah62d4rv4ge81e3dwq3y063dusm10e"

kMDItemContentTypeTree         = (

    "public.data",

    "public.item"

)

kMDItemDateAdded               = 2013-02-27 20:37:50 +0000

kMDItemDisplayName             = "Accounts"

kMDItemFSContentChangeDate     = 2013-02-26 20:03:45 +0000

kMDItemFSCreationDate          = 2013-02-26 20:03:45 +0000

kMDItemFSCreatorCode           = ""

kMDItemFSFinderFlags           = 16

kMDItemFSHasCustomIcon         = 0

kMDItemFSInvisible             = 0

kMDItemFSIsExtensionHidden     = 1

kMDItemFSIsStationery          = 0

kMDItemFSLabel                 = 0

kMDItemFSName                  = "Accounts.rdrFindProb"

kMDItemFSNodeCount             = 1997

kMDItemFSOwnerGroupID          = 20

kMDItemFSOwnerUserID           = 501

kMDItemFSSize                  = 1997

kMDItemFSTypeCode              = ""

kMDItemKind                    = "Find Problem"

kMDItemLastUsedDate            = 2013-02-28 01:40:41 +0000

kMDItemLogicalSize             = 1997

kMDItemPhysicalSize            = 4096

kMDItemSupportFileType         = (

    MDSystemFile

)

kMDItemUseCount                = 3

kMDItemUsedDates               = (

    "2013-02-26 08:00:00 +0000",

    "2013-02-27 08:00:00 +0000"

)
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kMDItemAlternateNames          = (
    "Accounts.rdrFindProb"
)
kMDItemSupportFileType         = (
    MDSystemFile
)

 

 

This file is marked as a MDSystemFile which are ignored by default by both Alfred and Spotlight to keep your results more tidy. You can actually create a Powerpack file filter workflow to find these files (and tick the include system files option) if you need to find them. Take a look at the "File filter from keyword and open" workflow template to get you started :)

 

Let me know if you need any help with this.

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