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Spotlight on OSX 10.5 Issue

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by dyerucf, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular


    Question, when I search using spotlight It does not show any applications. I am the administrator on the computer. I have all the box's checked in spotlight preferences.

    Any help would be great. Thanx
  2. reh
    macrumors 6502a

    Have a look at the privacy tab in the spotlight preferences and make sure /Applications isn't listed there.
  3. macrumors regular



    Is not checked
  4. macrumors 6502


    I experience the same thing. No apps appear in Spotlight results even though Apps are enabled and at the top of the search order.
  5. Administrator emeritus


    Have you tried rebuilding the spotlight index. To do this drag your hd to the privacy section of spotlight wait a little bit then remove it. You should see spotlight reindexing the hd.
  6. reh
    macrumors 6502a

    There aren't any checkmarks in the privacy tab, so if anything is listed, then it's not being searched.
  7. macrumors 603


    I use Onyx, cleans out the caches, repairs permissions, and rebuilds the Spotlight index if you configure it to.
  8. macrumors regular


    Rebuilt Index

    I have rebuilt the index, two times. Still no luck. Any other ideas?
  9. x19
    macrumors newbie

    Try deleting the Spotlight prefs file.

    Your Username/Library/Preferences/


    You'd be amazed at what deleting a preference file can fix
  10. macrumors regular



    I cant seem to find the directory you are speaking of. Also the file isnt in /Library/Preferences/

    any help would be appreciated

    Thank you
  11. macrumors regular


    found it and deleted

    Found the file you mentioned, deleted it and no dice. Still no applications in the spotlite search.

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