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All Rights Reserved. Installed MainMenu, tried few commands. Reply Philinda says: December 12, 2011 at 7:36 pm Damn, I wish I could think of somethnig smart like that! Please reload CAPTCHA. three − = 1 Recent Commentsdetox slim boleto on A fix for OS X hanging at startup, even in Safe ModePaul Adams on Spacebars malfunctioning on new 12-inch his comment is here

I've reinstalled Leopard 2 times, last time complete clean install, still don't work. It says it's checking, but how long am I supposed to wait? Also, if you search for file contents, preview should take one to highlighted instances within files of the searched for terms, as happens in Windows searches. I've done all the above tries still don't work.

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Solution #1 didn't work for me but #2 fixed it. Patrick" Patrick - thanks ever so much couldn't get it to work until I followed your instructions…nice one!!! Sign in 14 5 Don't like this video? I feel like I must be missing some very basic thing, because Spotlight is working "in the details" - it's just this BIG thing that's not right.

I can't find another thing to try on the internet, exhausted all efforts. Which is totally useless for me. tosha shah 13,940 views 5:58 Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11) Hidden Features + Tips and Tricks - Duration: 6:57. Delete Spotlight Index Lewis's Tech 149,546 views 28:05 Loading more suggestions...

Patrick Reply jw says: September 8, 2015 at 3:04 pm I guess I previously disabled it via command line (terminal) and had to follow the "enable" procedure here: http://osxdaily.com/2011/12/10/disable-or-enable-spotlight-in-mac-os-x-lion/ Reply Leave Spotlight Server Is Disabled All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.  Apple Support Communities More ways to shop: Visit an Apple says: July 23, 2012 at 7:04 am Same here… the Terminal indexing thing was the trick for me. Choose Apple menu () > System Preferences, then click Spotlight.

I've never had a problem with WDS (or had to rebuild it). Finder Search Not Working El Capitan If I try to find the file by typing in a line of text that I know exists in the file, spotlight can't find it. Then click the Remove (–) button to remove it from the list. Save the file as hostconfig in your root folder (etc folder won't accept it from a text editor).

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thanks Reply Allison says: May 21, 2008 at 8:39 pm Wow, great suggestions! http://www.cultofmac.com/131619/fix-your-spotlight-search-results-by-forcing-spotlight-to-re-index-os-x-tips/ All rights reserved. Spotlight Not Working El Capitan I'll try training some more, but it feels weird it's not learning after 3-5 searches even, that should change the ranking probability over the base IR score. Spotlight Privacy List Error Snazzy Labs 159,448 views 4:59 Outlook 2016 search items not working (Mac / Office 365) - Duration: 3:38.

Resolving Spotlight issuesResolving Spotlight issues in OS XSpotlight issues Share this online Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Reddit Google++ E-Mail+ Responses (2) Anna 4th October 2016 at 11:49 pm · Reply This is this content Close Yeah, keep it Undo Close This video is unavailable. So I put the main HD in privacy not to index and then took it out again. Enter your email address below: Related articles: Six Useful Spotlight Keystrokes for OS X to Get You StartedHow to Completely Disable Spotlightmds - what MDS process is and why it uses Spotlight Not Working Mac El Capitan

Suckers!" Reply Landolphe D'Aquin says: January 21, 2015 at 4:33 pm Running OS 10.5.8 on an iBook PPC. Luca Savazzi 1,046 views 3:38 Rebuild The Spotlight Index On Mac OS X - Duration: 1:53. Martin has more than 20 years of experience in the industry as a programmer, systems and business analyst, author, and consultant. weblink I'm happy now.

MacTricksAndTip 1,684 views 1:53 How To Turn Off Spotlight Indexing On A Mac - Duration: 7:18. El Capitan Spotlight Indexing Note: You can also rebuild the Spotlight index with MainMenu, mentioned in Solution #4 Solution #3: Change Desktop Resolution This is a strange fix but it works everytime for me when It's so frustrating.

Patrick Reply Ian Johnston says: September 15, 2011 at 1:54 am Patrick - thank you very much for your input here.

Reply ↓ fipplepop February 7, 2016 at 10:30 am When I click on COMMAND, SHIFT and C, the screen starts flashing. Firstly, lets explain what Spotlight is. It was the one and only thing that did not work after I loaded the backup. Reindex Spotlight El Capitan To test it, I typed in "weather in Chicago, IL" and got nothing.

Reply J says: July 9, 2009 at 12:21 am I tried solution 3, the strange fix, and it totally worked. It can take hours, but you can still use you computer while it's indexing, but it's been suggested to refrain from using Spotlight until it's finished indexing (you'll know when the thanks Lonn Reply James says: August 7, 2007 at 11:43 am Only #3 worked for me. http://philgiebler.com/el-capitan/spotlight-mac-os-x-not-working.html I suspect there is something wrong due to my boot disk.

I updated my MacBook Pro 15″ 2.33 ghz, everything worked great. Loading... Reply clarissa says: January 8, 2010 at 4:41 am I tell you if MM will help- So far thanks in ad. Sign in to make your opinion count.

Or click the Add (+) button and select the folder or disk to add.

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