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Old Apr 24, 2012, 07:10 PM   #1
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Spot light is Address Book blind

I use Spotlight extensively

I just noticed that SL doesn't find ANY entry in my address book any more
Even copying an entry and pasting into SL and nothing comes up

I have verified the tick is still in look in Address book in preferences

Anyone else seeing this?

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Old Apr 24, 2012, 07:19 PM   #2
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I use Spotlight extensively

I just noticed that SL doesn't find ANY entry in my address book any more
Even copying an entry and pasting into SL and nothing comes up

I have verified the tick is still in look in Address book in preferences

Anyone else seeing this?

10.7.3
Try re-indexing your drive: Spotlight: How to re-index folders or volumes

If that fails to index, enter the following command in Terminal:
sudo mdutil -i on "/Volumes/your drive name"
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 10:23 PM   #3
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Try re-indexing your drive: Spotlight: How to re-index folders or volumes

If that fails to index, enter the following command in Terminal:
sudo mdutil -i on "/Volumes/your drive name"
I suspect I didn't do it quite right
I searched on This Mac for Address Book

Only item that is obviously not a tiny doc or a PDF or an image is the Address Book Application
I drug it in and then - it and no change
Looked in Library and didn't see a folder there

Did I select correct file/folder?

Thanks

I have no idea how to even access terminal and sure would like to avoid it, looks like a windows/dos thing
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 10:26 PM   #4
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I suspect I didn't do it quite right
I searched on This Mac for Address Book

Only item that is obviously not a tiny doc or a PDF or an image is the Address Book Application
I drug it in and then - it and no change
Drag your Macintosh HD from your Desktop to the Spotlight Privacy tab in System Preferences, as specified in step 4 in the link I posted. Then drag it back out.
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 02:55 PM   #5
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Thanks!!

That did it

It was necessary to drag HD in there but had to - it out, no dragging out
Bottom line, your tip did it!
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 02:56 PM   #6
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GGJstudios

Thanks!!

That did it

It was necessary to drag HD in there but had to - it out, no dragging out
Bottom line, your tip did it!
Glad you got it sorted out!
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