search not working

Discussion in 'macOS' started by slug420, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. slug420 macrumors regular

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    #1
    im on a mac pro running 10.5.6 and the search function doesnt seem to be working very well anymore. I am talking about the little search box in the top right corner of a finder window. I type text in and it just doesnt find the files I am looking for. I can browse to them and locate them but search wont find them.

    Is there some way i need to be re-indexing my HD from time to time? I would expect this for spotlight but I thought the finder search was different...

    thanks
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    #2
    Finder search is Spotlight.
     
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    #3
    Search > Answer (hopefully!):
     
  4. slug420 thread starter macrumors regular

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    #4

    thanks! one note for anyone else using this solution the tag is -E not -e
     

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