Spot light is Address Book blind

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by libertysat, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. libertysat macrumors regular

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    I use Spotlight extensively

    I just noticed that SL doesn't find ANY entry in my address book any more
    Even copying an entry and pasting into SL and nothing comes up

    I have verified the tick is still in look in Address book in preferences

    Anyone else seeing this?

    10.7.3
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Try re-indexing your drive: Spotlight: How to re-index folders or volumes

    If that fails to index, enter the following command in Terminal:
    sudo mdutil -i on "/Volumes/your drive name"​
     
  3. libertysat thread starter macrumors regular

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    I suspect I didn't do it quite right
    I searched on This Mac for Address Book

    Only item that is obviously not a tiny doc or a PDF or an image is the Address Book Application
    I drug it in and then - it and no change
    Looked in Library and didn't see a folder there

    Did I select correct file/folder?

    Thanks

    I have no idea how to even access terminal and sure would like to avoid it, looks like a windows/dos thing
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Drag your Macintosh HD from your Desktop to the Spotlight Privacy tab in System Preferences, as specified in step 4 in the link I posted. Then drag it back out.
    ScreenCap 2012-04-24 at Tue, Apr 24,10.27.02 PM .PNG
     
  5. libertysat thread starter macrumors regular

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    GGJstudios

    Thanks!!

    That did it

    It was necessary to drag HD in there but had to - it out, no dragging out
    Bottom line, your tip did it!
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Glad you got it sorted out!
     

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