Difference between pages "Converting Binary Plists" and "Google Desktop Search"

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Binary plists are the files that Apple products use to store information. The easiest way to view them is to convert them to xml.
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Google Desktop Search is an application for both [[Windows]] and [[Mac OS X]] that allows the user to index and then search their local hard drives. These applications integrate with other Google tools such as searching the web and [[Gmail]].  
  
The program plutil is native to OSX (as of 10.2), however it is also included when iTunes is installed on a Windows PC.
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By default, the Mac version caches content that can be recovered even after the original has been deleted.
  
plutil on a Windows PC is stored in:
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Google Desktop will be discontinued as of September 14 2011 [http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-spring-clean.html]
Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support
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Which can be added to the PATH in Environmental variables so plutil can be run from anywhere
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To convert Binary plists to XML run the command:
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== See Also ==
'''plutil -convert xml1 file.plist'''
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[[Windows Desktop Search]]
  
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== External Links ==
  
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* [http://desktop.google.com/ Official website]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Desktop Wikipedia entry on Google Desktop]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_search_engines#Desktop_search_engines Wikipedia list of Desktop search engines]
  
 
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[[Category:Desktop Search]]
== Links ==
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plutil man page - [[http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#documentation/Darwin/Reference/ManPages/man1/plutil.1.html]]
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Google Desktop Search is an application for both Windows and Mac OS X that allows the user to index and then search their local hard drives. These applications integrate with other Google tools such as searching the web and Gmail.

By default, the Mac version caches content that can be recovered even after the original has been deleted.

Google Desktop will be discontinued as of September 14 2011 [1]

See Also

Windows Desktop Search

External Links