Spotlight won't find ANY images or songs

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Kardashian, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. Kardashian macrumors 68020

    Kardashian

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    #1
    Spotlight has randomly stopped working.

    It won't find ANY image/music files.

    I have made sure I have set it to find images, and I have. :confused:
     
  2. VanNess macrumors 6502a

    VanNess

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    #2
    The obvious thing to check, which you probably already have, is to make sure that the folders where you're images and music files are stored aren't located in the privacy tab of Spotlight's preferences.

    If the privacy tab is empty, and assuming the files are located in your main (internal) unpartitioned hard drive, then you can drag your hard drive icon (Macintosh HD) from the desktop to the privacy tab, standby for about 15 secs or so, then drag it back out. This will cause Spotlight's index to be rebuilt. When it's done you can try again and hopefully all will be well.
     
  3. Kardashian thread starter macrumors 68020

    Kardashian

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    #3
    Thank you, :D. That worked.

    ..happy once again.
     

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