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    spotlight NOT SEARCHING for files

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    spotlight NOT SEARCHING for files
    My spotlight is not searching for files. When i type something in, nothing happens. It doesn't even say "searching". If i press "return" nothing happens either. Can anyone help


    ps. i tried rebuilding the index via making hd private and then not. It rebuilt the index, but did not fix the problem.

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    spotlight NOT SEARCHING for files
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    Snowboard,

    You might want to try deleting spotlight's plist and restart the computer.

    The plist file is located in ~/Library/Preferences and is named com.apple.spotlight.plist.

    Give it a try, tell us how it works out.

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    spotlight NOT SEARCHING for files

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    it didn't help. still nothing.

    apparetnly before i deleted the plist, spotlight worked from within the finder, but not from the menubar. Now it doesn't work from either spot.

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    spotlight NOT SEARCHING for files
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    You need to logout after you delete the .plist file...

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    spotlight NOT SEARCHING for files

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    unfortunately that didn't help either

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    spotlight NOT SEARCHING for files

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    if should add that earlier today i had an error where the screen darkenned and told me i had to restart my computer by holding down the power button. Now my dock wont magnify even though its set to. my computer seems to be falling apart.

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    spotlight NOT SEARCHING for files
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    Oh my. Repair permissions? If not, seek applecare

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