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    Indexing no longer working?
    Seems like my indexing is out of whack. New stuff that I know is on my Mac no longer shows up in index searches. How can I fix?

    OS X 10.6.8

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    Get Onyx for Snow Leopard. Install, tick and run everything on the automation tab. It'll reset your spotlight cache and rebuild it.
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

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    Where's the automation tab - verify, maintenance or cleaning?

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    You're not seeing the whole interface. Did you enter your password on startup when prompted?
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

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    If you are having difficulty with OnyX (which is a great fix-it app and much applauded on the Forums), there is another way.

    Go into Preferences>Spotlight>Privacy Tab. Then drag your HD from the desktop into the box. Leave it for a few seconds and then highlight the HD and use the "minus" symbol to remove it again from the privacy box. This will force your Mac to create a new Spotlight Index.

    Ian

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