Unable to search using Spotlight after booting system

Discussion in 'macOS' started by gumbyx84, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. gumbyx84 macrumors 6502

    gumbyx84

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    I recently noticed that I Spotlight doesn't allow me to search for anything for a few minutes after booting the machine and login. I will type something in, but nothing is returned. If I want 10 or so minutes (haven't timed it), then results start to show up. At first I thought it was because Spotlight was re-indexing, but that doesnt seem to be the case. Is this normal behavior or is there something screwy with my Spotlight database?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    You can tell if Spotlight is indexing by the Menu Bar icon: [​IMG] (not indexing) [​IMG] (indexing)

    If you're not getting any search results, you could try forcing a re-index of your drive.
     
  3. gumbyx84, Feb 26, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2011

    gumbyx84 thread starter macrumors 6502

    gumbyx84

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    Not getting search results isn't the problem. The problem is I'm not getting search results within the first 10 or so minutes after booting and logging into my account. Re-indexing would only fix the problem if I couldn't search for anything at all.
     

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