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    Talking My Spotlight Doesn't Work
    Whenever I type something is spotlight is just stays there. Nothing happens, it does not search and if I click off it and then click back again it says no results found. Can someone tell me how to index it so it can search my hard drive so that I can be able to search or help me with this problem??

    Much Thanks, All Help Is Appreciated!!!

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    torchy's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 25, 2004
    New Zealand
    13" MBA. 15" MBP. iPhone 4. 3G Pad 2.
    You mention MS Office, if the problem is just with MS Office it's because MS hasn't made Office scearchable by spotlight yet.
    ~ 13" MacBook Air. OSX 10.9 ~ iPad 2 & iPhone ~

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    iWhat's Avatar
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    Nov 11, 2004
    Toledo, Ohio
    Macbook, iMac G5, iPad, iPhone 4, iPod (MANY)!
    Open the Terminal and type in the following below:
    sudo mdutil -E /

    Then, the Terminal will prompt you to enter in your password. Afterwards, the old index will be deleted and spotlight will re-index your HD. You can tell, when spotlight is finished, when the icon in the corner stops pulsing. And then spotlight should work correctly again.

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