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I am running MacBook Pro, OS X 10.6.5, and got the following:

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I am running MacBook Pro, OS X 10.6.5, and got the following:
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Is that a question or a statement ?

I haven't seen a question , but if there is one, I guess you could ...
Check your spotlight preferences and let us know what results you have selected for viewing.


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An explicit question is: How do I get spotlight to actually find the file I am looking for? Especially when I know the exact name of the file.

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No worries mate ....

Just for the record, the folder where this file is sitting in .... have you excluded that folder from Spotlight indexing ( see spotlight preferences, privacy )

I am not an expert with spotlight, but I guess you need to rebuild the spotlight index.
Let's wait for a few more experienced members to tune in.
You can use a maintenance tool like Onyx to rebuild the spotlight index.

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