Get Quicksilver to catalog all your documents

I finally figured out how to get Quicksilver to catalog all of my documents: Preferences > Catalog > User > Documents, then click the small “i” in the bottom right corner to open the drawer. At the bottom of the drawer, click “Attributes” and click “Create Copy”. Select the copy, which will be at the bottom of the list in the main window, then click “Source Options” at the bottom of the drawer, set “Include Contents” to “Folder Contents”, and finally set the Depth slider to infinite. As a finishing touch, click the “refresh” circular arrow next to the “i” to have it rescan the catalog immediately. Phew, that just took me 18 months to figure out.

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Carl Blesius

Achtung: depending on how many documents/files you have in the folder cataloging can be a MAJOR processor hog (writing this as I wait for the Quicksilver preferences window to react so I can deactivate this)
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Heh, I have about 4K documents. I wonder what the limitation is. It's still quite amazing how much the spotlight indexing slows down the machine.
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Oliver Emmler

Great Tip. I will wait until the new MacBook arrives to get the docs indexed.
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