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how can I search system files (like kexts)?


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I'd like to be able to use spotlight searching or the search bar in the upper right corner of the explorer-like window.

Is it possible to use this method to search kexts and other system files? What's the best way to do this?

Also, is there a way to kill spotlight and turn it on when you need it. It seems like it takes up a lot of resources.

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Yes, you can use Spotlight to install kexts, but it's not very good at it. To find them type ".kext" without the quotes. This should bring up some kext files. All of the system file are either in HD/Library or HD/System/Library. Once you are in these folders you can use the built-in spotlight in the Finder window to find what you are looking for.





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