Activity Monitor Gone?

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  1. Newmacer2 macrumors regular

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    #1
    My iMac has become extremely slow. It was suggested that I look at my Activity Monitor to see what's running in the background. Only problem is I can't find the Activity Monitor. I even used "spotlight search" and nothing was found. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

    DeltaMac

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    #2
    The Activity Monitor app is in the /Applications/Utilities folder.
    Just to make sure you are looking in the correct folder - you would also see Airport Utility, Keychain Access, and Audio MIDI Setup, just to name a few random apps that will be in the Utilities folder.

    If you have moved Activity Monitor to another folder - does Spotlight find other files? Try some other files that you know exist on the drive. If Spotlight is not working, you can try resetting the search database: Open the Spotlight pref pane, and add your hard drive to the Privacy tab. That will remove the database. After a few seconds, remove your hard drive from that Privacy tab. Spotlight will create a new database, which will take a few minutes, perhaps up to an hour.

    If Activity Monitor is completely gone, you can get it back by reinstalling OS X.
     
  3. Newmacer2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I found it! For some reason Applications was not checked in Spotlight's list of searches. I never unchecked it. Thanks so much.
     

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