Why doesn't Spotlight find an installed App ?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by XPcentric, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. XPcentric macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2008
    There seems to be a problem with Spotlight, it just doesnt show up applications, for example Firefox and many others although installed.

    I dont know how indexing files works, but it would be usefull to know. A related issue is when I boot another version of OSX from external drive, Spotlight messes up, but this time I did not boot any external drive.
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Check Spotlight preferences and make sure there's a checkmark under Search Results for Applications. You can also try to reindex Spotlight.

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