Finder's search doesn't find everything!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by zewly, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. zewly macrumors newbie

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    I'm having problems with finder finding all my jpg's. I'm using 10.5.5. It only finds about a dozen even though there are hundreds in sub directories! I have set to search by kind, and by size and it still won't! It's not a 500 limit either. and it's not a folder in spotlights privacy area either.

    Looks like apple may never fix this bug, since it was pointed out over 3 years ago in 10.3!!!!!! :mad::apple:

    Original thread:
    http://forums.appleinsider.com/showthread.php?p=1323872
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    You should send the info to
    apple.com/feedback
     
  3. Colonel Badger macrumors 6502

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    Are you using spotlight or simply opening a finder folder and not seeing all the jpegs that are there?
     
  4. zewly thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. Colonel Badger macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like spotlights index's are screwed. You can try having it re-index by doing a

    mdutil -E /Volume/XXXXX

    where XXXX is the name of the disk that you're search results aren't working on.
     
  6. chaywoo macrumors newbie

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    How?

    I have the same problem when looking for something like com.apple....
    I get some cache folder that doesnt have anything with com.apple...

    Im sort of new to Mac, and I dont know how to fix these problems..
    Never had such problems in windows..

    Is that a 'script'?

    How do I prevent this from happening again? anybody?
    Thanks!
    Chris
     
  7. -aggie- macrumors P6

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  8. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

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    What happens when you select the "All Images" smart folder in the sidebar?

    What happens when you search by file extension and select JPG?

    What happens when you create a new jpg and select the "Today" smart folder in the sidebar?

    Are you including System files in your search? Spotlight by default leaves out "system files" -- and most com.apple.whatever files would qualify as those. To find them:

    -- hit the "+" key in the upper right of a Spotlight window
    -- you should see "Kind" is "Any" menus.
    -- select "Kind" and choose "Other..."
    -- after panel appears, scroll down to "System Files" and select it.
    -- click OK.
    -- after "System Files" appears in the Spotlight menu, select "are included"

    You should then be able to see all your com.apple files.


    mt
     

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