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OS 10.5 - Leopard and Spotight


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OK. So I have adium (my chat program) logging all of my chats.

Before I installed Leopard I could do a spotlight search for "logs" and it would come up with a few folders named "log" and I'd open each to find the correct one. NOW that I've installed Leopard it doesnt find as many folders, let alone the one I'm looking for. I know my chat client is still logging them though as I can generate the chats from people by opening their IM windows etc. But I want to be able to delete the folder.

Why isn't Leopard finding these folders? I have all of the boxes checked in my Spotlight preferences so it checks everywhere on my comp.

ALSO, my friend has it so that he can type in any word in spotlight and it searches through all of his logs from adium... how do I get mine to do that?

His spotlight just does it, he never configured anything etc.
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How long has it been since you installed Leopard? It could very well be that the Spotlight index hasn't been completed yet.


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I too have the same problem!I actually faced it when i was trying to find some .plist files to fully uninstall a program.And i have seen many sites mentioning this as a feature of Leopard ,not a bug.Strange....
I was forced to do a clean install,but the problem remains.
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But on a side note..................spotlight is way faster under Leopard
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trying putting quotes round the thing your searching for. for example "logs"
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I have the exact same issue. Spotlight seems to be missing quite a bit of information.

Looks like it's a bug in Leopard by the tone in these Apple Discussion threads:
http://discussions.apple.com/thread....13333&#5713333
http://discussions.apple.com/thread....68067&#5668067

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quotation marks don't work and spotlight has been indexed correctly... it doesn't matter how fast spotlight searches if it doesn't find what I'm looking for...
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...so is this a known problem by Apple? Is it ever going to be fixed? If so how soon do you guys think?
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I'm pretty sure they know about it. I would hope they fix it in 10.5.1.

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yea I was searching for my coreservices folder and it said 'no results found'
maybe it's meant to leave out system folders/content ??
but if it did, wouldn't you be able to change that


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Ughh, this is so frustrating!
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I just did an A/I install to 10.5 on my iMac (500GB HD) spotlight has been "indexing" for nearly 90 minutes and does not show an estimated time. Does this seem right?
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It might... do you have any external drives connected? How big are your hard drives? My hard drive has about 130 gigs on it and it took about 10-15 mins.

I also have a 2.4 ghz macbook pro with 2 gigs of ram- what are your specs?
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It might... do you have any external drives connected? How big are your hard drives? My hard drive has about 130 gigs on it and it took about 10-15 mins.

I also have a 2.4 ghz macbook pro with 2 gigs of ram- what are your specs?
I have a 500GB internal & a 250GB external

2.33 GHZ C2D iMac w/3GB of Ram
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