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  1. #1
    HydroMac
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    Exclamation Spotlight & Finder Search DISFUNCTIONAL
    Hi there,

    I hope someone can help, I cant search my Mac nor Maxtor External drive via spotlight or in the finder? This happens in any account. Ive tried MainMenu but it says it cant find spotlight.

    Ive also tried adding the drives to the privacy tab in the spotlight system prefs, but nothing shows in the list.

    Any other ideas anyone?

    p.s. Should there be a app of spotlight in the utitlities folder or somewhere? I can find it anywhere? but then again, i cant search very well.....

    Any help would be much appreciated...:biohazard

    Hydro

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    Spotlight & Finder Search DISFUNCTIONAL
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    I have two spotlight folders in /library and users/myname/library. Are they there on yours?

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    Spotlight & Finder Search DISFUNCTIONAL

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    Quote Originally Posted by HydroMac View Post
    Hi there,

    I hope someone can help, I cant search my Mac nor Maxtor External drive via spotlight or in the finder? This happens in any account. Ive tried MainMenu but it says it cant find spotlight.

    Ive also tried adding the drives to the privacy tab in the spotlight system prefs, but nothing shows in the list.

    Any other ideas anyone?

    p.s. Should there be a app of spotlight in the utitlities folder or somewhere? I can find it anywhere? but then again, i cant search very well.....

    Any help would be much appreciated...:biohazard

    Hydro
    Do you have the below icon in the top right corner of your macs desktop...

  4. #4
    HydroMac
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    Thanx for the replies,

    I do have the spotlight icon top right, and there is a spotlight folder in library/, but NOT in username/library/.

    Can this be replaced/or re-installed?

    Cheers guys :black:

  5. #5
    HydroMac
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    This is the message Mainmenu gives me when I try to rebuild the index:

    Rebuilding Spotlight index

    Mon Nov 20 19:40:50 GMT 2006

    /:
    Volume index removed. Index will be rebuilt automatically.

    Spotlight index has been deleted.

    In a few moments, the Spotlight menu item, located at the top right hand corner of your display, will automatically start indexing the contents of your computer.

    Mon Nov 20 19:40:57 GMT 2006

    Rebuild Spotlight index complete

    :radioacti

    I know Ive not deleted any folders neye:

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    Spotlight & Finder Search DISFUNCTIONAL
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    Have you tried logging out and then logging in again?
    If you have and nothing has changed, repair permissions and restart.
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  7. #7
    HydroMac
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    Thanks,

    Ive tried that, this has been a problem for over a year now. I have restarted many times.

    Think I need to do a clean install?

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