Mac – How To Search For Property List Files That Contain A String On Mac


Is there a way to search for all property list files that contain a certain string? Spotlight doesn't search inside .plist files. Yes, I have 'System Files Are Included'.

For example, say a plist (the name of which is unknown) contains <string>abc</string>. Is there a way to search through the entire Mac for and output the file location of said plist?

Best Answer

EasyFind (Freeware) will find anything.

It will be slow, because it doesn't use an index, it searches file by file - but it will find it if it's there.

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