Is it just me or is Spotlight Search not working as well as it used to?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by red321red321, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. red321red321 macrumors regular

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    Is it just me or is Spotlight Search not working as well as it used to?
     
  2. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

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  3. 53kyle macrumors 65816

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    Maybe it is indexing. That will significantly slow things down.
     
  4. durhamj macrumors member

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    Spotlight , One of the best parts of a OS-X

    I noticed it to. I jumped from SL to Mavericks on three Mac a few weeks ago. I am a heavy user of Spotlight to start apps, to find contact details, and open documents that I add to monthly, or to find receipts, pdf files or recently scanned documents. Spotlight is not returning things that I routinely used under Snow Leopard.
    Has anyone found a fix?? Is there a way to force OS-X to re-index??
     
  5. durhamj macrumors member

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    Problem solved... Re-Indexing the drive did it.... What a difference.

    Under Systems Pref -> Spotlight -> Privacy Tab . Add your drive to the Privacy area, then close System Preferences. Reopen System Preferences go back to the Privacy Tab, and remove your drive. Close System Preferences, then click/or activate the Spotlight icon, you should see indexing is underway.
     
  6. danieliversen macrumors newbie

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    Spotlight indexing forever!

    Any other tips on how to stop Spotlight indexing forever?

    This is all I've tried:

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/24066877#24066877

    Cheers,
    Daniel

    NB: I've posted my question in a few places and will cross post any relevant answers too.
     

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