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10 Jul, 2012 01:28 PM

Does your application solve this problem?
I run MSOffice for Mac 2011 v 14.2.2. When i save emails, i drag them into the appropriate DropBox folder, and it saves them as *.EML
Finder used to be able to search for words within the EML documents saved on the disc, but when I installed Lion, I am no longer able to do this. Does your program search text inside an EML formatted document?
After a couple of hours a the Apple store Sunday, the Apple Geniuses exhausted all of their resources and finally gave up. They said that when they came out with Lion, they no longer index the contents of .eml files. They said that what the software engineers have done, they can't undo. He referred me to this article:

I told him that I had found this website that says that you can change the configuration
so that a finder search will reveal the text of .eml files:

The Genius bar people said that they would not recommend using terminal commands as a work around for this problem. I am uncomfortable with doing this on my own. So, Apple left me without a solution and I am still looking. Thanks for your help. It looks like if some company can figure a way to put the work around into its program, it will get a bunch more customers. In addition to the website, above, there is a Google group called Macs In Law Offices where this issue has been discussed.

i have attached the .eml file I have been experimenting with. If it is indexed internally, then a search for "one action" should pull it up.

  1. 1 Posted by Damazio on 19 Jul, 2012 12:15 PM

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    Kevin, unfortunately, Path Finder also uses the Spotlight engine to search for content so the work-around mentioned seems to be the only option.

  2. Damazio closed this discussion on 19 Jul, 2012 12:15 PM.

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