OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Spotlight Doesn't Show Categories?

May 5, 2012

Spotlight on my imac does not show attributes fields Is there a reason for this?

iMac, iOS 4.3.2

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Digital Camera Doesn't Show Up In Finder?

Apr 10, 2012

why does my digial camera not show up in Finder? (camera is Nikon D7000) 

there are situtions when you don't want to download photos, sometimes I'm just doing tests, and want to see photos in the camera instead of downloading them first.. ( at any rate this should be my choice to make, not Apple's....;-)†

and: I want to see the camera in the FINDER (not iPhoto or any other program where you have to "import" the photos.. I don't like those programs and never use them..) 

it doesn't even show up in Adobe Bridge, for pete's sake.. this is ABSURD..†

but on the pc you see it right away in Windows Explorer... no reason whatsoever why the mac shouldn't do this also...

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OS X :: How To Use Snow Leopard And Spotlight

Aug 21, 2009

If I had to pick one thing that is a fundamental feature of the OS, not just Mac OS but any OS, it's the ability to find files - and that functionality is all but completely broken in Leopard. Spotlight in Leopard absolutely sucks. It doesn't find files, it's slow, and there are few options for how to sort found files.

I can't count the number of times that I have tried using it to quickly locate a file, but it can't find it, even thought it's right there on my hard drive. I manually navigate to the file, and yep, I spelled it right...there it is. But it just doesn't appear in the Spotlight results list.

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OS X :: Finding Spotlight On Snow Leopard

Aug 24, 2009

One of the biggest gripes i have with Leopard is Spotlight. I have a 4gb usb drive i put mp3s on to listen to in my car and every time i plug it in Spotlight starts indexing it which means i get stuck with slower read/write speeds until it is done. Is there any way in 10.6 to turn off Spotlight for external drives?

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Freezing When Using Spotlight?

Sep 25, 2009

I've been using happily Snow Leopard for a couple of weeks now but last night it just started freezing.
Everytime I open Spotlight and look for something I see the spinning beachball... the mouse still works but NOTHING else does (Dock, menus, Finder)... everything just freezes.

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OS X :: Unable To Use Snow Leopard Spotlight

Oct 9, 2009

When using spotlight I set my preferences so it doesn't find music and some other things. It works great for the spotlight popup, but in windowed mode, which searches "this mac", still searches for everything. Is there a way to get the windowed mode to only search the things I specified in spotlight?

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OS X :: Snow Leopard - Spotlight Won't Index

May 15, 2010

Earlier I posted a problem about the get info pane has something wrong in it, that the "more info" only shows the headline, while other things, like dimensions for the pictures, the bitrate of MP3 songs, etc.

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OS X :: Sorting Spotlight Results In Snow Leopard?

Aug 28, 2009

you can't sort your spotlight results by size unless you are in Icon view. How did they leave that out of List view? That is the only feature I'd hoped would be introduced in SL. It makes Spotlight searches as useless as they were in 10.5.

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OS X :: Snow Leopard + Entourage + Spotlight= Not Working

Sep 3, 2009

After installing Snow Leopard my email messages from Entourage are not showing up in spotlight searched.

I have tried going to Preferences-> Spotlight in entourage and pressing 'rebuild' but that doesn't seem to do the trick.

Any suggestions would be appreciated, as I heavily rely on this feature.

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OS X :: Missing Spotlight Feature In Snow Leopard?

Sep 11, 2009

The search integration of Spotlight with TextEdit: Typing in a search term in Spotlight, then opening one of the resulting files in TextEdit, then choosing Find in TextEdit used to immediately bring up the very same search term from Spotlight, so that you wouldn't have to type the very same (potentially very long) term all over again to go straight to the spot in the file.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Spotlight Won't Stop Indexing

Mar 22, 2012

Spotlight has been indexing for four days now,; all it says is 'estimating indexing time.' Meanwhile, i can't search for anythign on my hard drive. how can i make it stop?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Spotlight Begins To Run Slow?

Mar 28, 2012

The problem I am having is that my spotlight runs fine and then after a period of using my imac (2 hours) the searches take longer and longer to do. This happens when I am searching using a window. So by holding the alt cmd space bar and then keying in my keywords. 

If i search by going to the magnifying glass in the menu bar it searches as normal but then clicking on show all results its back to being slow. If I reboot the mac it continues to run fast and then eventually goes slow. I have tried rebuilding the spotlight databases but this has not helped.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: How To Stop Spotlight Indexing

Apr 27, 2012

I can't figure out how to stop Spotlight indexing, as it's been doing it since yesterday. 

Macbook 2.4Ghz (White) 4GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Logic Studio 8, Safari 5.0.2, iLife 08, iWork 08, Aperture 2

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Spotlight Can't Find A Document

May 31, 2012

I'm using OSX Snow Leopard. Spotlight was unable to find a document in a folder. It found several others that have almost the same name, but not the one I was looking for. By scrolling down in the finder window I found it without spotlight right away. 

To better explain my problem:

I was looking for a document that was called "Paperless". Spotlight found several document in different folders like "Paperlessone", Paperless2" etc. But not able to find "Paperless" 

I checked the Spotlight options and it says, that it is looking for everything.

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OS X :: Spotlight On Snow Leopard Causing Slow System

Dec 22, 2010

An odd problem that has recurred on two of the installations of Snow Leopard I've had on my 27" iMac is that for some odd reason, using Spotlight will cause a slow system death.

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Applications :: Won't Work With Snow Leopard, Entourage And Spotlight

Sep 3, 2009

After installing Snow Leopard my email messages from Entourage are not showing up in spotlight searched.

I have tried going to Preferences-> Spotlight in entourage and pressing 'rebuild' but that doesn't seem to do the trick.

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MacBook :: Spotlight In Snow Leopard Won't Stop Indexing

Oct 27, 2009

I've had Snow Leopard since the day it came out. And I installed it that same day. Since then Spotlight is constantly indexing and will not stop. I noticed about a week after installation when I went to use stoplight and it wouldn't let me because it was indexing. Now fast forward to today I still haven't fixed this problem because I never really needed to use it. So no I have the need, and I need to fix this problem. BTW I'm using a 13" aluminum Mac Book bought around June '09 the model right before the current 13" aluminum Mac Book Pro's

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Spotlight Won't Index External Drive

May 17, 2012

It's actually one of five partions on the external drive, and the only one with a problem. Two of the other four are nicely on the Privacy List, and the other two are both indexed and kept nicely up to date. But the Fifth cannot be indexed, although it once was partially. I have run Spotless, which lists all other drives just as I expect but for this one it reports: "The Metadata Server is reporting that content indexing is DISABLED for the volume Fifth but the volume itself is reporting that the content indexing status is set to ENABLED." It is possible to find an 8Kb index on the volume, then Trash and delete it; Spotlight immediately re-creates another index-in-waiting but does not actually do the indexing or add anything in the folder. An added frustration is that the 'folder' is both invisible, locked and seems to be without 'ownership' or other conventional attributes.

1) I have done the primitive Add to Privacy and Remove Dance nothing has changed.

2) I have used Terminal, deleted all .Spotlight-V100 indexes, disabled Spotlight rebooted, renabled it and rebooted‚ÄĒnothing has changed. This included carefully following steps in other posters' accounts (some failed, some succeeded) and a site that gave a particularly thorough version.

3) I have used Spotless although it offers to do such things as Delete the empty index and re-start Indxing, it then reports it couldn't due to an unexpected error.

4) Some folks have pointed to another faulty invisible file variously naming it '.metadate_never_index' and '.metadataneverindex', to be found in '.hostconfig' or eleswhere at the root and destroyed, but I never didscovered anything like it. I did perhaps succeed in adding the line: SPOTLIGHT=-YES- to that file, based on another bit of advice, but it seems to have had no effect.

The terrible irony is that I use FindAnyFile and good ol' FileBuddy for all my searching. All I want is to 'Show Item Info' in Finder's View Options. Wouldn't you know that needs the Spotlight 'app'.Assuming the Spotless message is accurate, I need to convince the MetadataServer that indexing for that partition is enabled. How do I do that

McBk w/10.6.8, QkSlvrG4 w/10.3,10.4

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Software :: Mounting Server On Leopard - Doesn't Show Up On Desktop

May 30, 2008

One wired thing I realize when using Leopard is that whenever I mount or connect a drive, it does not show up on the desktop. But in facts that the drive is connected and only shows at the side bar under the Shared panel.

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MacBook Air :: Snow Leopard On SSD Machine (Spotlight Window Flickering)

Sep 3, 2009

I'd like to install SL on my macbook air 2.13.... but I have a couple of questions for you, who already did it. Is the "spotlight search window" still flickering during a research? (it seems a problem related with SSD machines in Leopard). Is it now warmer? colder? same? How about the fan? Did you notice changes in the way SL use it? Battery life? This machine with SSD is pretty snappy... is it even faster now?

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OS X :: Spotlight Search Inside Bundles (running Snow Leopard)?

Apr 29, 2010

I have a PDF library located inside a bundle. Spotlight does not appear to search inside this bundle even if I trigger the search from inside it. I need it to index the PDFs to allow searching for key words in the text of the PDFs. If I remove the PDFs from the bundle Spotlight works fine, but I then loose some functionality of the software that I am using. how to make spotlight do this? I am running Snow Leopard.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Spotlight Can't Find TextEdit, Other Apps Found Ok

Apr 3, 2012

I have a very odd problem. Spotlight can't find TextEdit anymore, even if I type the name of the app fully in the field. The app is right where it should be in the Applications folder. It hasn't been excluded from search and I have done a reindex of Spotlight but the problem persists. Other apps come up exactly right.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Finder/spotlight - Listing Files On External Drive?

May 14, 2012

I want to list the files (Canon images, file names of the form img_xxxx) stored on an external drive (named WINBACK), a partition on a USB HDD. What I did: 

1. Clicked on drive WINBACK in Finder.

2. Typed img in spotlight search box - Finder window changed to the full spotlight window. Window shows  <Search: 'This Mac'  "WINBACK">

3. Changed 'Contents' to 'File Name' so top line of display showed < Search: 'This Mac'  "WINBACK"  | 'File Name' >.

4. Clicked + to give a search line.

5. On search line changed 'Kind' to 'Name', changed  'matches' to 'begins with' from the drop down lists and then typed 'img_' into the search box.

6. Clicked + to give another search line.

7. Changed 'Kind' to 'File extension', and typed 'jpg' into the search box.

8. This gave a list of files img_xxxx.jpg (obviously 0 < xxxx < 10,000). 

As there appeared to be some duplicates I checked the paths of the files. Some were from "WINBACK" but most were from various locations on the internal drive. 

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OS X :: Spotlight Show All Display Option?

Oct 29, 2007

What happened to the old spotlight show all display? I liked having everything organized and all, so I could just type, click show all and then I could search through all the results. Can I get that back? [URL]. That's the window I want.

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OS X :: Install Snow Leopard But Does Not Show Any Changes In System?

Aug 30, 2009

Did I waste $29? What did I gain? Time Machine? Preview of icons? Pretty name and package doesn't mean it's quality. I like apple stuff, but this seems like a money grab.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Mail Does Not Show Up In The Inbox

Feb 4, 2012

I am connected, but mail does not show up in my inbox

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OS X Mavericks :: Why Does Spotlight Not Show File Paths

Aug 27, 2014

For some reason when I use finder, I see all related files, but it doesn't have a "pop up" where the path to that file is. I have gone into spotlight preferences and can't seem to find a button or setting that allows me to see paths. 

Mac Pro, Other OS, early 2009 8 core 2.4Ghz Mavericks

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OS X :: Snow Leopard And Acrobat Pro (not Show Full Document)

Sep 7, 2009

MacBook 2.4 GHz Dual Core
4GB SDRAM 10.6

Anyone noticed when making Combined pdf files (into single document) that Acrobat Pro only shows the first page, and not the full document. Meaning that one has to manually pull the sidebar down to scroll other pages? My install went perfectly, aside from a few minor glitches, Illustrator and Photoshop (CS4) quit now and again, but removed permissions, restarted and repaired permissions and is a lot more manageable now.
Safari and Mail are almost twice as fast now. Let's see how soon 10.6.1 appears.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Get The Regular Controller To Show In The Dvd Player?

Feb 15, 2012

Imade the giant leap from panther to Lion and after the disasterous update , I got rid of what I consider Apples version of Windows Vista and had them give me SL . Im very happy with SL , but want the same controler in the corner that im used to instead of the whole bottom of the screen being the contoler . After I click out full screen , I see the controler but not in full screen mode .

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 2.5Ghz intel core i7 , 4gb 1333 mhz

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Start Up Disc Does Not Show Up On Desktop?

Mar 2, 2012

The start up disc does not show up on my desktop, is there a trick to make it show up?


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