Finder search results aren't clickable

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lighthouse_man, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. lighthouse_man macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2005
    This started recently, definitely after upgrading to Mavericks and by the way I had done a clean install and restored my files and apps from Time Machine. The problem is that every search I make, the results I get are not clickable, it's just a list of the files' names without being able to do anything about them. It also claims that 0 files were found in the status bar.

    Even though searching though Spotlight works, I reindexed the database to no avail. I also trashed Finder's preference files, fixed the permissions under the recovery mode and yet the problem persists. It doesn't however show in the test account I have on the computer, just in my main user account.

    I'm attaching this example here:


    Any thoughts?
  2. kentkanada macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2013
    Same here

    Usual finder search gives strange result, not clickable list, seems even broken > see ordering options in attachment

    Search via spotlight and "show in finder" works.

    Attached Files:

  3. lighthouse_man thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2005
    Hey, I found the solution here and it worked for me. It should work for you too.

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