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hi, new here!

can I get Alfred to find photos in my Photos library on an external drive? a typical name generated by Photos on import would be 3C977956-0F80-454F-91D9-8FAA56E77F51_1_105_c


If I type the first few chars of this into Alfred...doesnt find it? Ive added the folder where they are image.png.57d989ff94a44d46b2380e77405627a7.png in Search Scope prefs.




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@MattBlack Alfred relies on macOS for indexing, so the first step is to work out whether your volume is indexed, which you can do using Alfred's File Troubleshooting tool:



Drag a few files into the troubleshooter to see what Alfred reports; If it's not indexed, take a look online at the best way to index your drive (as this can depend based on the way you access the volume).



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thanks for response Vero. I did as you suggest and the trouble shooting failed ie files are not indexed (see below). However the drive they are on HAS been added to Alfreds Search , its HAFIZSSDX/Pictures where my Iphotos library lives. So it should have been indexed? the error seems to be to do with the metadata...





Starting Diagnostics...

File: '6FD45B3C-29D2-42A6-8BEB-E8DA83F9A9AB_1_105_c.jpeg'
Path: '/Volumes/HAFIZSSDX/Pictures/Default Library.photoslibrary/resources/derivatives/6'


Check file cache database...

File cache integrity is ok


Check if file is readable...

Alfred has permissions to read this file.


Check if volume '/Volumes/HAFIZSSDX/' is indexed by macOS...

Indexing is enabled on this drive


Check direct file metadata...

Direct metadata available

Display Name: 6FD45B3C-29D2-42A6-8BEB-E8DA83F9A9AB_1_105_c.jpeg
 Other Names: 
Content Type: public.jpeg
   Last Used: 2017-09-30 17:34:51 +0000


Check mdls file metadata...

macOS metadata missing essential items

kMDItemFSContentChangeDate = 2017-09-30 17:34:51 +0000
kMDItemFSCreationDate      = 2017-09-30 17:34:51 +0000
kMDItemFSCreatorCode       = ""
kMDItemFSFinderFlags       = 0
kMDItemFSHasCustomIcon     = 0
kMDItemFSInvisible         = 0
kMDItemFSIsExtensionHidden = 0
kMDItemFSIsStationery      = 0
kMDItemFSLabel             = 0
kMDItemFSName              = "6FD45B3C-29D2-42A6-8BEB-E8DA83F9A9AB_1_105_c.jpeg"
kMDItemFSNodeCount         = 231681
kMDItemFSOwnerGroupID      = 99
kMDItemFSOwnerUserID       = 99
kMDItemFSSize              = 231681
kMDItemFSTypeCode          = ""


Troubleshooting failed

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