On 9 Jan 2023, at 17:00, Stuart Docherty wrote:
In all likelihood, I have commenced in a similar manner to others: enter
the name of a file you know you have.
a) I don't get a hit on the file(s)
b) scanning the hits, I mostly struggle to see the relevance to my item.
Quicksilver won’t index all of your files (and I wouldn’t recommend that you try). You can look at Preferences → Catalog to see what it’s currently including. Most of the File & Folder entries have a limit to how deep they scan. You can adjust this by making a copy and disabling the built-in preset. You can also add custom entries if there are important folders missing, but I would be selective. 20 years ago there were performance issues with adding too many files. That’s not really a problem these days, but you probably want to avoid “noise” in the results.
Also note that you can access any file even if it’s not directly searchable in the catalog. With any folder selected, you can hit → or / to see its contents. You can then search those results and repeat until you get to where you want. You can also quickly jump to the root of your drive by just holding / for a half second or jump to your home directory by hitting ` or ~.
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