Spotlight: Works but doesn't index new files

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tideshark, Nov 10, 2005.

  1. tideshark macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2005
    So, I bought my Mac Mini about 2.5 months ago and have been very happy except for one thing: Spotlight. It seems to work great, except it doesn't seem to index new files, so I have to keep reindexing for it to be up to date. For example, I could create a text file named "party.txt" and type the word "party" in it and save it on the desktop. When I go to Spotlight and type "party" the file won't show up. This continues to happen if I wait days or weeks. It just doesn't like to index new files. Anyone know a solution?
  2. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Hopefully it'll be able to find this file:, so that you can delete it, restart and then maybe reindex again. :)

    Good luck with it all.

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