Spotlight broken for me?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Thrash911, May 30, 2008.

  1. Thrash911 macrumors 6502

    Thrash911

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    #1
    Hey people,

    With some programs I need to start, I go to the spotlight, and type the program name, and then enter when it finds it. No problem.

    But now.. It seems screwed. I type "iweb" and it finds some weird text documents. When I type "i" it finds SOME programs that starts with an "i", like iVolume. But A LOT of programs are not there?? It's the same if I do a normal search on the drive. In Spotlight settings, it's all set up correctly.

    I recently updated to 10.5.3.. Could that be the culprit?? Any suggestions would be greatly appriciated. ;)

    EDIT: Is there any way to force a re-indexing? Just to see if that helps..

    EDIT 2: OK, got it. It's reindexing now. I actually found out, that no results at all were from the system drive. The few apps it found were from backups on other drives.. Hope re-indexing works..

    EDIT 3: Re-Indexing did in fact solve the problem. Well, it's funny how you seem to be more able to solve it yourself, AFTER you ask for help. Then you get the right ideas..

    Thanks for tuning in.. :))
     
  2. indago macrumors newbie

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  3. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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  4. indago macrumors newbie

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  5. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

    AdeFowler

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    As soon as you remove the folder/drive from the Privacy pane.
     
  6. indago macrumors newbie

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    You are saying, then, that Spotlight does not automatically index anything?
     
  7. jmadlena Guest

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    No, Spotlight indexes the changes to the filesystem as the occur. But to force it to re-index your system, you must add it to the privacy pane and then remove it.

    But it can't fix itself until it goes through the entire harddrive again.
     
  8. indago macrumors newbie

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    Why does Spotlight index only part of a document?
     

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