Finder Not Searching Folders for File Names or File Content

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by HoberMallow, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. HoberMallow macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2010
    Folks: I'm running Snow Leopard on a MacMini. For some reason, the search feature in finder has gone "blind" in searches. Even when I _know_ a file exists on a given drive or folder it still does not appear in a search.

    For example: I have a text file named "vehicles" with the contents "cars and trucks". When I type any of the above terms in the finder search window the file is not found -- whether I search for file name or content.

    I am of need of searching content on an entire external USB disk for a work project and need to get this sorted out.



  2. jbarley macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2006
    Vancouver Island
    sounds like you need to re-index 'Spotlight'.
    Give it a try, it cannot hurt anything.

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