Thread: My Spotlight Doesn't Work
07-19-2005, 10:07 AM #1EmacGuestMy 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!!!
07-19-2005, 06:50 PM #2
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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 ~
07-19-2005, 07:14 PM #3
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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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