Spotlight - Mail messages shown twice

Discussion in 'macOS' started by NATO, May 24, 2005.

  1. NATO macrumors 68000

    NATO

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    I haven't heard this mentioned in any other thread but I've just noticed that when searching for something with Spotlight, if it finds any mail messages of relevence, the same message is listed 2 or 3 times!

    I've tried re-indexing the drive to see if the messages would display only once, but to no avail. Has anyone else noticed this? I'm trying to determine if its a bug in the OS, or if my mail folder has somehow been damaged.


    Edit: I've just noticed that if I do a search within Mail, it will find and list only 1 message, but the same search done from the spotlight bar on the menu bar will list 2 messages.
     
  2. NATO thread starter macrumors 68000

    NATO

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    Sorted it - It turns out my mail folder had somehow been copied to the system Library folder, and not just the Library folder in my home directory. Once I removed the wrong one, everything works as expected.
     

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