Question for beta users. Did 10.13 fix Spotlight not searching in .docx files?

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by I Need a Drink, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. I Need a Drink macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2013
    Spotlight doesn't seem to search the content of my .docx files, only the file names. I was wondering if anyone using the beta knows if this is fixed and if not, could someone on the beta provide feedback to Apple to see if it can be fixed by the final release. Thanks.
  2. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a


    Apr 26, 2011
  3. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 603

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    Does it not need the appropriate meta data importers? I thought MS Office installs the correct meta data importers?
  4. I Need a Drink thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2013

    I think MS Office does install the importer, but I'm not so sure that they update it when they release other Office updates. I just bought a MacBook Pro yesterday and installed MS Office. After I copied my files from my iMac to the MacBook, Spotlight indexed the .docx files just fine. I then copied the mdimporter from the MacBook and replaced the one on the iMac and then re-indexed Spotlight and it appears to be working now on the iMac. Must be that there was a newer, possibly fixed, importer included with newer downloads of Office.

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