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  1. #1

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    Dec 11, 2007
    Spotlight and Find (command F) don't work?
    My office has several Mac using OS 10.4 and several with OS 10.3 connected to our server. When anyone with OS 10.4 uses Spotlight and/or Find to search the server for a file, it never works and justs spins endlessly. If someone using 10.3 does the same search, it finds the file in a matter of seconds. I don't understand why this doesn't work. I downloaded EasyFind, but this doesn't seem to work either. Please Help.

  2. #2

    Member Since
    May 27, 2006
    Concord, NC
    Macbook Pro 17" 2.6GHz 4GB RAM
    It sounds like you never allowed Spotlight to index your volume. Enter the following in a Terminal (you'll have to enter your password when prompted):

    sudo rm /.Spotlight-V100

    Then, leave your Mac on for at least 1-2 hours for Spotlight to index the drive.

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