New iMac - Spotlight not working

Discussion in 'macOS' started by alphacourt, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. alphacourt macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Or am i being dumb and it's needs to activated in some way?

    Searching through the Mag Glass in the menu bar (which is greyed out not blue as i thought it should be) or through a Finder window shows No Results Found.
     
  2. iwuzbord macrumors 6502

    iwuzbord

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    #2
    have you looked in system pref.? i dont know a way to disable spotlight completely, but if nothing is selected in the spotlight pref. pane, then i would expect that to stop spotlight from working.
     
  3. alphacourt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi Iwuzboard,

    All the Searh Results options are ticked in Sys Prefs.
     
  4. swiftaw macrumors 603

    swiftaw

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    #4
    Delete: ~/Library/Prefferences/com.apple.spotlight.plist
    Restart Mac
    Open Terminal (Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app)
    In terminal type: sudo mdutil -E /
     
  5. alphacourt thread starter macrumors newbie

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