Finder search does not find results!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nicoledye14, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. nicoledye14 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Recently my search results do not return when I used the search in Finder. I have already checked my spotlight preferences and everything is selected. It is also doing the same thing in my outlook (will not return search results). This is so frustrating.
     
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  3. royks macrumors newbie

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  4. Fishrrman macrumors G5

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    EasyFind has an option to search "file contents".
    I don't know if it works with Word.

    Set it up as follows:
    - Search for -- file contents
    - Narrow the search area to the folder in which you want to search

    If you do this, could you post back here with the results, whether it worked... or not...?
     
  5. royks macrumors newbie

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    --- Post Merged, Jul 5, 2018 ---
    I found a solution—
    Removed Microsoft Office.mdimporter from /Library/Spotlight, added Macintosh HD to privacy tab of spotlight preferences, and reversed this last action.
    See fascinating thread here—
    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7368240
    --- Post Merged, Jul 5, 2018 ---
    Since it appears to b a chronic problem u might wanna file this away for future use
     

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