Spotlight missed a few items. How do I make a "Recheck"?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by LeandrodaFL, May 15, 2014.

  1. LeandrodaFL, May 15, 2014
    Last edited: May 15, 2014

    LeandrodaFL macrumors 6502a


    Apr 6, 2011
    Im running snow leopard. I noticed spotglitg is not showing a few items created on may 13 (2 days ago) it shows everythign fine from before and after. If I rename the item, it goes to spotlight. On that day, my HD went full, but I cleared some 10 GB after.

    Is there a script I can run on Terminal to make spotlight make a complete check of my files and catalog the missing files?

    Edit: I notice Time Machine did bacukp the files even tought missing from spotlight.
  2. stridemat Moderator


    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Not sure about SL, but on ML you can force a reindex by doing the following:


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