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Alfred 4.3.4 MacOS 11.1 (20C69), M1 Mac Mini, Folder Search Not Return Accurate Results

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As the title says, when I type in folder names in the Alfred bar that I know exist, they do not show in the search results. 


If I go manually navigate in finder to that folder and then search for it in Alfred, it does appear in the search results. 


Never had this issue on any previous Alfred instances on any of my other macs. 


Any and all help would be GREATLY appreciated. 

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@Kolby Goodman Welcome to the forum.


The first step to establish why a result is missing is to drag it into Alfred's File Troubleshooter:



You should then be able to work out what's happening. If you need help, please paste the output of the File Troubleshooter in your reply and we'll take a look :)



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Thank you for replying. 


Here is the output on a sample folder: 


Starting Diagnostics...

File: 'Dawn Hart'
Path: '/Users/kolbygoodman/Dropbox/0 JobHuntr/0 Clients/3 Current/Documents'


Check file cache database...

File cache integrity is ok


Check if file is readable...

Alfred has permissions to read this file.


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

Indexing is enabled on this drive


Check direct file metadata...

Direct metadata available

Display Name: Dawn Hart
 Other Names: 
Content Type: public.folder
   Last Used: 


Check mdls file metadata...

Metadata contains required items

_kMDItemDisplayNameWithExtensions      = "Dawn Hart"
kMDItemContentCreationDate             = 2018-06-04 17:25:05 +0000
kMDItemContentCreationDate_Ranking     = 2018-06-04 00:00:00 +0000
kMDItemContentModificationDate         = 2021-06-01 16:37:22 +0000
kMDItemContentModificationDate_Ranking = 2021-06-01 00:00:00 +0000
kMDItemContentType                     = "public.folder"
kMDItemContentTypeTree                 = (
kMDItemDateAdded                       = 2021-05-27 22:33:19 +0000
kMDItemDateAdded_Ranking               = 2021-05-27 00:00:00 +0000
kMDItemDisplayName                     = "Dawn Hart"
kMDItemDocumentIdentifier              = 0
kMDItemFSContentChangeDate             = 2021-06-01 16:37:22 +0000
kMDItemFSCreationDate                  = 2018-06-04 17:25:05 +0000
kMDItemFSCreatorCode                   = ""
kMDItemFSFinderFlags                   = 0
kMDItemFSHasCustomIcon                 = (null)
kMDItemFSInvisible                     = 0
kMDItemFSIsExtensionHidden             = 0
kMDItemFSIsStationery                  = (null)
kMDItemFSLabel                         = 0
kMDItemFSName                          = "Dawn Hart"
kMDItemFSNodeCount                     = 13
kMDItemFSOwnerGroupID                  = 20
kMDItemFSOwnerUserID                   = 501
kMDItemFSSize                          = (null)
kMDItemFSTypeCode                      = ""
kMDItemInterestingDate_Ranking         = 2021-06-01 00:00:00 +0000
kMDItemKind                            = "Folder"


Check file is in search scope...

File exists within Alfred's default search scope


Troubleshooting passed

Then here is the search result I get for that folder name...



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Are you sure that's how you searched for folders before? Alfred doesn't return files and folders by default, you have to press space bar and then type the folder name.


If that did work before, maybe you don't have Folders checked under Default Results.

Edited by Tsunami
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@Kolby Goodman If you take a look at your preferences under Features > Default Results, did you include folders in your default results?


Otherwise, press the spacebar before searching; it looks like in your last screenshot, you pasted the item with a space in it? As such, you didn't actually enable the broader search.



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