Finder Spotlight/Search Function Returns No Results

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by slickwilly1034, May 10, 2011.

  1. slickwilly1034 macrumors newbie

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    Recently I've been having trouble with the spotlight/search tool in Finder. When I type in any characters, it takes me to the window titled Searching "This Mac" but no results are given, no matter what I try to search (Contents or File Name) or what characters I enter (even names of specific documents). Is there a way to fix this?
     
  2. discounteggroll macrumors 6502

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    in system preferences -> spotlight make sure those guys are all checkmarked
     
  3. slickwilly1034 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried both of your responses.

    It wouldn't let me Re-Index because of a Privacy List Error (unknown error).
    Also, all of the options under System Preferences>Spotlight were already checked.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  5. slickwilly1034 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay, I got it to Re-Index following that link and I think all will be well soon. Thanks.
     

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