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There's 3 different Library folders in Mac OS X - with this workflow it's easier than ever to open them individually!


The Library Folder in your user folder:

Use the following keywords to open the library folder in your user folder: library user


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The Library Folder in the System folder:

Use the following keywords to open the library folder in your System folder: library system


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The Library folder in the root folder of your system drive:

Use the following keywords to open the library folder in the root folder of your system drive: library hd


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Keyboard shortcuts? If you want to use them instead of the keyword - it's very easy to setup!

In the Alfred Preferences you choose this workflow, and setup a shortcut for each of the three Library folders (hd, system and user).

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Download Open Library Folders 1.0
 
Download Open LIbrary Folders 1.01
 
Download Open LIbrary Folders 1.02
 
New functionality in version 1.01:  Plist Search
 
Use the keyword 'plist' and start searching for plist-files from the Library folders.
 
New functionality in version 1.02:  Make Library folder (~/Library/) visible in Finder (and hidden again of course).
 
To make the Library folder visible or hidden, use the following commands in Alfred:
 
Visible: library visible
Hiddenlibrary hidden

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New update: Open Library Folders 1.01

 

New functionality: 

 

Plist Search: searches all Library folders on your Mac for for plist-files, and then reveals the plist file in Finder when pressing enter. Press the right arrow to get more options on what to do with the selected plist file - delete, copy, open with application, copy to clipboard, etc.

 

How to use:

 

Use the keyword plist to search for plist files.

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LeChuck: Re-download and reinstall the workflow, I've updated the workflow and added the option to open the Application Support folders at the following locations in Finder:

 

~/Library/Application Support/   (keywords open: appsup user)

/Mac HD/Library/Application Support/ (keywords to open: appsup hd)

If you'd like to open these folders, use the keyword 'appsup' instead of 'library'

 

appsup user (opens the Application Support folder in the user library folder)

appsup hd (opens the Application Support folder in the root library folder)

 

It's also possible to add your own shortcuts. 

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Thanks.  This is a great time-saver.

 

I copied the icon from the actual Library folder and replaced the icons that come with the workflow - the workflow icons had a white background, whereas the actual Library folder icon has a transparent bkgd. & looks much nicer with colored backgrounds in Alfred.

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New update - 1.02

 

What's new:

 

Make Library folder (~/Library/) visible, and hidden again.

 

Commands to use in Alfred:

 

Visiblelibrary visible
Hiddenlibrary hidden

 

 

!! You can make it easy to update this workflow in the future by installing the unofficial update manager for Alfred workflows - Alleyoop!

 

- Use the following keyword in Alfred to search for new updates in this, and a whole lot of other workflows:  OOP

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