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Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by stanw, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. stanw macrumors 6502a

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    I have lots of files and folders that when I search for them, often they do not show up. I just tried searching "idea" and nothing showed up, though I changed it to "ideas" and files and folders displayed. Shouldn't it display results for "idea" if the file and folders were named "ideas?"

    Thanks.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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  3. stanw thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    1. Any idea why it may not be properly indexing the drive?
    2. Are there any potential issues with re-indexing the drive? Can it do any damage?

    Thanks!
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    No, it cannot harm anything to re-index the drive. There are many reasons why re-indexing might become necessary in certain situations.
     

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