MacBook Pro :: Spotlight / Search Isn't Working

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My MBP 17 (2.6 GHz, model 4.1) with  128 SSD isn't finding files which are definitely on my drive. Seem to only find files on the desktop, but not in sub folders for some reason. Any ideas why? Is it the SSD thats not indexing properly? How can I reset or fix this. Its becoming annoying


OS X V10.4 :: 10.4.11 Search Isn't Working?

Apr 28, 2012

suddenly, I can't search within my computer or external hard drives. It spins forever and finds nothing.  I have put in an easy search which is readily available but can't be found by searching. 

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Jun 21, 2012

New mac user here. Running latest Lion (10.7.4) on a Macbook pro. I have Paragon NTFS installed, and reading/writing to NTFS volumes has worked fine. However, I am having an issue with spotlight on my external hard drive (500 gb, NTFS formatted). It simply does not work. Searching my internal main hd works fine. 

I have tried several suggested solutions to this problem already. This includes adding and removing the hard drive from the privacy tab of spotlight. I also tried several terminal commands that I found online such as "sudo mdutil -E" and "sudo mdutil -i on". These all indicate that indexing on my external drive is in fact on. Spotlight does not seem to be indexing the drive. HOWEVER it does return results for folders that I have opened. Seems kind of strange. Doesn't help me much, as I am not about to open 1000's of folders and files just so they can be found through spotlight. 

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Apr 5, 2012

I have tried everything to fix Spotlight search with no luck. I have deleted the index file in the root directory with out success. and tried several other ways of tring to re index my machine.  As you can see from my screen shots. There is a file called Apps on the desktop. Yest when I search the desktop it cant find it.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Search Entire Message Not Working In Mail, But Spotlight Works

Apr 3, 2012

I am having a problem where my mail App is not searching the entire body of the message any more. I installed Lion soon after it was released, and I believe that it has been working up until recently. 

If I do a search, it won't search the message body, and gives me no option to search for "Message contains" (just "People" and "Subjects"). If search for subject "foo" and then click on the "Subject" pull down menu, it shows "Subject" and "Entire Message", but "Entire Message" is greyed out. 

I've done a lot of web searching and most people with similar problems had problems with Spotlight. If I do a Spotlight search, it does find all of the mail messages correctly. Its just the Mail app that won't let me search. 

I haven't tried re-indexing spotlight yet because spotlight seems to be working okay. Note that all of my mail accounts are "POP" accounts with the mail stored locally on my machine. 

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Apr 7, 2012

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Mar 28, 2012

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Jun 10, 2012

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Jun 26, 2012

I have a new power cord for my MacBook Pro.  I plug it into the laptop, it turns green for about one second, then goes to orange.  It doesn't show in the battery icon that the battery is charging, but if I turn the laptop over and look at the battery, the green indicators on the battery are blinjking like it is charging.  I keep getting the "now running on reserve power" error.  Now, just two minutes later, all of a sudden the screen gets brighter and the battery life indicator on the screen shows that the battery is at 74%!  How could I be running on reserve power at 4% one minute and be at 74% the next?

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Mar 9, 2012

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Apr 1, 2012

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Jun 24, 2010

I am pretty new with Mac and I am trying out my new macbook pro. I'm trying to get to know it. And a while ago I was trying the Spotlight feature. I have a file under User/Library/Preferences/ that is called [URL] I just thought I'd try to search for it on Spotlight if it can find it. I typed myname123 on spotlight but no results were found. Why? Are there any specific strings that should be entered if the search string is between a filename?

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May 22, 2012

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May 2, 2012

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Nov 6, 2009

I am running on Mail 3.6 on OS X 10.5.8. When I archive a mailbox, it is saved as a text file that opens in TextEdit. I have all of my archived mailboxes in one folder. However, if I try to search for a word in that folder using Spotlight, nothing comes up. It seems that Spotlight does not recognize these files. How can I do a search of archived mailboxes?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Spotlight Won't Search External Drives?

May 17, 2012

I have an external drive with a lot of music on it.  I recently upgraded to Lion and now the spotlight will not search the disc.

There used to me a spotlight box in the corner of the drive window and now there isn't. The disc is half a tare and it's next to impossible to search manually.  It is a Go Flex drive.

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Feb 21, 2012

My cat slept on my MacBook last night and now the keyboard isn't working properly ... Some keys don't do anything at all and some keys do things they shouldn't... Any clues on how to fix this? I called the apple support line and we don't think it was anything to do with the settings in 'universal settings'. I'm not sure what else to do and this is one time I do wish I had a man in the house?! Or at least someone else who has half a clue! I rely haven't had many problems with my MacBook 'till now. I'm operating on Mac os x 10.6.8 Also, 2 cats free to good home. Or anyhome, it doesn't even need to be 'good'!  

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Mar 12, 2008

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Feb 14, 2012

I created a new folder under root "/" to store my working files But whenever I open this folder using finder, the spotlight search return 0 result no matter what I input I know spotlight have some prefined index path, but some how I cannot add my custom folder to be index 

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Apr 15, 2012

I can type a search word into Spotlight. It will show results. I then open let's say an Appleworks text document from that search.  Then I close that document and retry the same search: Now that same document will not show up in the search results for that exact word and it WILL NEVER show up again in search results.  In other words after a file has been found and opened in search once , it will never appear in search results again for the same word. 

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Apr 1, 2012

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Jul 1, 2012

In the Mail app, I'm getting a circle with a triangle and an exclamation mark inside it.  I can't receive or send my from this (Outlook Express) account.  It's a work email account, but it has been working fine until now.  I clicked Rebuild from the app menu (trying to fix it!), but that only removed all existing emails in the mailbox.   

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Jul 2, 2012

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Mar 26, 2009

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Jan 25, 2009

The Apple menu, on all users accounts, is not working. The actual pull down menu doesn't pull down when I click on it. Also, if I try quitting applications by using the keyboard, it doesn't work. I have to force quit any application I open.

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Mar 20, 2008

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Feb 22, 2010

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Mar 29, 2012

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Apr 18, 2012

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Jun 8, 2012

I have tried to download videos from Youtube, Putlocker and Facebook, trough the activity window, but every time, i try to download the relevant video, it opens up in a new tab with only the video and isn´t downloading it, like it usually do in the downloading window. 

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Dec 30, 2008

I installed an update for it just a moment ago, and when it rebooted it isn't loading up! It loads the dock, and the 2 icons for the harddrives (OSX and Windows) show up, then it does the spinning rainbow of death and nothing else happens and I can't open up any apps or do anything! I've tried rebooting several times and nothing. sometimes loads up odd and a reboot will fix it, but this time it's not fixing! Any reason for why it does this at all though? There's nothing wrong with my computer and it runs fine when it does load up, but it just gives me difficulty on occasion just starting up though. Now all my icons load up but it freezes when I click on something.

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