Spotlight crashing whenever I try to use it to open something

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Dough-Planet, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. Dough-Planet macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2008
    For some reason, my Spotlight has recently started crashing whenever I try to either open an app, or close the spotlight bar using cmd+space.

    I've tried repairing disk permissions and quitting System UI Server in Activity Monitor, but it hasn't helped.

    Any ideas?

  2. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

    Aug 24, 2013
    Far from here

    I would test Spotlight in another account.

    If it works fine there, I would delete its preference file in your account.


    Then reboot.
  3. Dough-Planet thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thanks for the quick reply.
    It seems to be doing the same thing in the other account. :confused:

    Although I did make the account just now specifically to test this. I don't know if that would make any difference?

    I see the future... I see.. a format > reinstall!

  4. Techseven777 macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2015

    This works.

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