I can't figure out how to solve this one. Spotlight can't find a certain document in my Documents folder, but when I move it to the Desktop, it finds it. What I've found is that files and folders I had on my old Mac are largely the ones I can't find (things I migrated over when I got my MacBook Pro in June 2009). Older documents I can't find, but new documents I put in the same folder I AM able to find. Now, I've tried all the basic tricks already: rebuilt the Spotlight index, cleaned caches, repaired permissions, reset PRAM, rebuilt directory with DiskWarrior, rebuilt com.apple.spotlight.plist, etc. No folders are excluded from my search, and every search kind is enabled. I THINK the problem has something to do with permissions. Many of my old folders from my old Mac say "You have custom access" instead of "You can read and write" in the Get Info window under Sharing and Permissions. I've found forums which deal with changing these conditions, but not to solve my specific problem, namely fixing Spotlight. I don't want to mess around in Terminal if I don't know exactly what I'm doing. I'm running 10.6.2. Thanks in advance.