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Re: Re: Mathematica and desktop search

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  • Subject: [mg104584] Re: [mg104526] Re: Mathematica and desktop search
  • From: DrMajorBob <btreat1 at>
  • Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2009 01:37:22 -0500 (EST)
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Sadly, the same trick doesn't work for Spotlight on the Mac, where  
directories can be specifically excluded... but not specifically included.

VERY annoying. It's one of the places where Apple is "dumb".


On Tue, 03 Nov 2009 01:53:35 -0600, John Jowett <john.m.jowett at>  

> If you are using Windows (I am still running XP), the latest Windows
> Search works very well with the Wolfram Notebook Indexer.
> I find it extremely useful to configure to configure it to include the
> Help documentation for the Mathematica installation and installed
> packages (typically the $TopDirectory, $BaseDirectory and
> $UserBaseDirectory locations) as well as the locations where I keep my
> own notebooks.  That way you search all those documentation sources at
> the same time.
> John
> On Nov 1, 9:59 am, ntgl... at wrote:
>> A recent computer failure has afforded me the opportunity to rethink the
>> tools I use.
>> I have accumulated 1000s of notebooks over the years and have found the
>> Copernic search engine a good way to rediscover old work. However, the
>> Copernic search logic (in the free version, at least) is more limited  
>> than
>> I would like.
>> I'm sure many mathgroup regulars have come up with good methods for
>> searching their libraries of notebooks.
>> Would you share your experience?
>> Thanks,
>> Tom Gladd

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