File searching programs not returning expected results
I'm trying to understand how Linux works, and i figured i'd start by figuring out where certain files in the OS are contained. Problem is, i've used Beagle and Tracker(MetaTracker) and they don't seem to be searching much of my files.
For example, I'm using Linux Mint, which comes with several desktop backgrounds pre-installed, in .png or .jpg file formats. Neither Beagle or Tracker come up with anything searching for *.jpg or *.png. Plus, i have a storage drive using an NTFS partition that i'm able to browse and open files from just fine using the default file browser. The disk contains all types of data files: music, text, video, etc... but i come up with 0 results when using wildcards to search for specific file extentions(*.txt or whatever type of file it is).
In the Beagle config options there is the ability to index stuff manually... so i figure to be able to find the stuff i'm looking for, i'll just index the entire file system(everything under /). 5 hours later, Beagle still isn't finished indexing, and i still can't find basic files that come installed with the OS, or anything I have on my storage drive.