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    Unhappy Something is wrong with my spotlight?
    I am running MacBook Pro, OS X 10.6.5, and got the following:


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    Quote Originally Posted by cookiepolation View Post
    I am running MacBook Pro, OS X 10.6.5, and got the following:
    Welcome....

    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.


    Cheers ... McBie
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    Sorry
    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.

    Cheers ... McBie
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    The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.

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