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Spotlight and mail notes

1387 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Feb 24, 2010 9:50 AM by jcbigears RSS
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Feb 22, 2010 12:37 AM
Hi all.
Is there a way of getting spotlight to index the notes within Mail? I've got lots of notes, with lots of info, but spotlight doesn't seem to index them, or at least report any results from them. My iPhone spotlight reports them, but not my Mac. Any ideas?
Thanks,
John
MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Mail 4.2
  • musicwind95 Level 4 Level 4 (1,280 points)
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    Feb 22, 2010 4:48 AM (in response to jcbigears)
    Make sure that any relevent items are not checked in Spotlight's exclude. Do you get any results when you search in Mail itself?
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  • musicwind95 Level 4 Level 4 (1,280 points)
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    Feb 22, 2010 5:32 PM (in response to jcbigears)
    Notes show up for me in Spotlight under Messages...

    Try a repair disk on Macintosh HD.

    Next, try adding Macintosh HD to Spotlight's exceptions list. I'd log out/in, and then remove it. Wait for Spotlight to re-index the drive.

    If that doesn't work, then try the commands here that V.K. and baltwo have posted. See if those help. Basically, you're going to wipe your Spotlight index and have it re-index the drive.
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  • musicwind95 Level 4 Level 4 (1,280 points)
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    Feb 23, 2010 4:19 AM (in response to jcbigears)
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  • musicwind95 Level 4 Level 4 (1,280 points)
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    Feb 23, 2010 11:39 AM (in response to jcbigears)
    Those commands directly remove the Spotlight index and rebuild them, as far as I know. But that is what you should try doing, one way or another.
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  • musicwind95 Level 4 Level 4 (1,280 points)
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    Feb 24, 2010 4:22 AM (in response to jcbigears)
    For me, in the main Spotlight menu they appear as emails. There is no note icon for me.
    iMac 8,1 stock—OS .VI.II • iPod Touch 1,1—OS 3.1.2, D-link DIR-625 router • iLife 09 • iWork 09 • XCode 3.2.1 (64-bit)

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