Spotlight crashing whenever I try to use it to open something

Dough-Planet

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 14, 2008
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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?

Cheers
 

Bruno09

macrumors 68020
Aug 24, 2013
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Hi,

I would test Spotlight in another account.

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

~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.spotlight.plist

Then reboot.
 

Dough-Planet

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 14, 2008
5
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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!
*sigh*


Hi,

I would test Spotlight in another account.

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

~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.spotlight.plist

Then reboot.