Spotlight.app appeared in applications folder

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  1. glasserp macrumors regular

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    Hi all,

    as the title says, spotlight.app is in my Applications folder. It actually has been there for a very long time, probably a year, but I guess I'm just getting around to posting about it. I don't believe it normally sits there, but rather in some System>Library folder. I would like to get it where it belongs just because it's a small annoyance to have it there. Anyone have any suggestions? I'm not sure what happened to get it there either.

    Thanks!
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    There is not really a "Spotlight.app" file on my Mac OS X 10.6.7 Mac with a working Spotlight. Does your Spotlight still work?
     
  3. glasserp thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yep, my spotlight still works just fine (although I barely use it).

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  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Leopard: /System/Library/CoreServices/Spotlight.app
    Snow Leopard: /System/Library/Services/Spotlight.service
     
  5. glasserp thread starter macrumors regular

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  7. glasserp thread starter macrumors regular

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    Perhaps… I used to tinker around a lot with programs like Onyx that let you mess with a lot of hidden settings, etc.

    Moving it to the Services folder worked.

    This 2006 Macbook has been through a lot, but still going strong ;)
     
  8. strelok1911 macrumors member

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    Spotlight.app dates from the WWDC 06 Mac OS X Leopard build afaik.
     

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