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Old Dec 30, 2012, 09:17 AM   #51
GGJstudios
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Hi,
I had a malfunctioning Spotlight.
After zapping the PRAM, it seems to work again.
PRAM/NVRAM has nothing to do with Spotlight. Resetting it will not help. What probably helped is you restarting your Mac, with or without resetting NVRAM.
About NVRAM and PRAM
If Spotlight isn't working properly, 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 Feb 12, 2013, 06:35 PM   #52
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This may be late...

This may be a late response, but I came across this thread while trying to find my own solution to this issue. So I registered on MacRumors.com and wrote my first post. Anyways...

I found a solution here:
http://d43.me/blog/1511/show-in-find...mountain-lion/

Simply run the following:
Code:
sudo killall -KILL appleeventsd
sudo killall -KILL Finder
HTH!
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Old Mar 13, 2013, 04:29 AM   #53
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I had the same problem, it all resolved itself when I turned off the mouse keys accessibility function.
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Old Sep 22, 2013, 11:48 PM   #54
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This solved my problem!

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Hey there,
I was having this same problem on my MPB in Lion. Tried reindexing, repairing permissions, made a new user....nothing. Then I tried try this:

Boot to Lion’s recovery partition by holding “Command-R” at startup (or holding Alt/Option and selecting the recovery partition from the boot menu). Then, from the Utilities menu, choose Terminal. Type “resetpassword” into Terminal and hit Return. This launches the Reset Password menu. From here, select root (I also did users) and select "reset home folder permissions and ACLs"

Once I restarted, spotlight did a reindex again and then....VOILA!

Good Luck!

Hope this was useful!
Thank you, this totally solved my problem!
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Old Dec 4, 2013, 05:14 PM   #55
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Talking This worked for me 100%

*MY SOLUTION*


You might need to reindex for Spotlight to get back working again.

The easiest way to do this is to open the Spotlight Preference Pane in System Preferences, and go to the Privacy tabs. Add your hard drive(s) to that tab, then remove them. That forces Spotlight to reindex. The reindex takes time, but it's worth it

*MY SOLUTION*

LET ME KNOW IF IT WORKED FOR YOU GUYS
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Old Dec 31, 2013, 11:03 AM   #56
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My solution

The situation I had, was where I could not click on the spotlight search for whatever reason. What made it work for me was opening it one time with the hotkey for spotlight search (mac button + spacebar) then it opened, and I am not able to click on it when I go to it and click on it. Hope this helps? Thanks.
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Old Dec 31, 2013, 01:02 PM   #57
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You might need to reindex for Spotlight to get back working again.
If you took the time to read the thread, you'd know that solution was posted over a year ago, and over 2 years ago the OP stated in the first post that they had re-indexed drive.
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The situation I had, was where I could not click on the spotlight search for whatever reason. What made it work for me was opening it one time with the hotkey for spotlight search (mac button + spacebar) then it opened, and I am not able to click on it when I go to it and click on it. Hope this helps? Thanks.
That's not the issue being discussed here. The issue is that the search results aren't revealing all that should be revealed.
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Old Apr 14, 2014, 06:36 AM   #58
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found this worked for me

Honestly, I simply typed 'reset' without the apostrophies in the Terminal (from Utilities) and it worked for me. Using 10.8 though
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Old Oct 5, 2014, 03:00 PM   #59
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Smile Fixed!

I've been having this problem for a few weeks.

Running the command "sudo killall mds" in Terminal worked perfectly for me.

I'd try this fast and easy fix first if you're experiencing the same issue.
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