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  • 15. Re: Apple Removed Mail Search by Message Content in Lion 10.7.2
    kenfrompark city Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, Linc ...

     

    Here's what I see in Console for mdworker (with date/time on each line):

     

    com.apple.mdworker.isolation.0:

       FlateeDecode: decoding error: incorrect ata check

     

    Twice.

     

    Then for mds:

     

    mds: (error) Volume: Coun not find requsted backup type: 2 for volume

     

    Twice.

     

    No excessive repeats, no personal data.

     

    Thanks for helping out!

  • 16. Re: Apple Removed Mail Search by Message Content in Lion 10.7.2
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (117,840 points)

    Please don't retype the log messages. Copy and paste them in their entirety into a reply.

  • 17. Re: Apple Removed Mail Search by Message Content in Lion 10.7.2
    kenfrompark city Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    For mdworker:

     

    12/30/11 1:01:27.034 PM com.apple.mdworker.isolation.0: FlateDecode: decoding error: incorrect data check.

    12/30/11 1:01:27.233 PM com.apple.mdworker.isolation.0: FlateDecode: decoding error: incorrect data check.

     

     

    For mds:

     

    12/30/11 12:53:32.416 PM mds: (Error) Volume: Could not find requested backup type:2 for volume

    12/30/11 1:55:16.362 PM mds: (Error) Volume: Could not find requested backup type:2 for volume

  • 18. Re: Apple Removed Mail Search by Message Content in Lion 10.7.2
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (117,840 points)

    Those messages, although they look bad, are innocuous.

     

    Please run the following shell command and post the output:

     

    mdutil -as
  • 19. Re: Apple Removed Mail Search by Message Content in Lion 10.7.2
    kenfrompark city Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your continued help!

     

    mdutil -as

    /:

              No index.

    /:

              No index.

    /Volumes/Apps:

              Indexing enabled.

    /Volumes/C:

              Indexing disabled.

    /Volumes/CCC Apps Backup:

              Indexing and searching disabled.

    /Volumes/CCC Data Backup:

              Indexing and searching disabled.

    /Volumes/CCC Mac HD Backup:

              Indexing and searching disabled.

    /Volumes/CCC Media Backup:

              Indexing and searching disabled.

    /Volumes/Data:

              Indexing enabled.

    /Volumes/LREXCHANGE1:

              Indexing and searching disabled.

    /Volumes/LREXCHANGE2:

              Indexing and searching disabled.

    /Volumes/Lightroom Backup:

              Indexing and searching disabled.

    /Volumes/Lightroom Backup/Backups.backupdb:

              No index.

    /Volumes/Lightroom Ext1:

              Indexing and searching disabled.

    /Volumes/Macintosh HD (Bootable):

              Indexing and searching disabled.

    /Volumes/Media:

              Indexing enabled.

    /Volumes/Seagate SW:

              Indexing and searching disabled.

    /Volumes/Time Machine Backups:

              Indexing and searching disabled.

    /Volumes/Time Machine Backups 2:

              Indexing and searching disabled.

    /Volumes/Time Machine Backups 2/Backups.backupdb:

              Indexing enabled.

    /Volumes/Time Machine Backups/Backups.backupdb:

              Indexing enabled.

    /Volumes/USB 4GB:

              Indexing enabled.

    /private/tmp/22486/C:

              No index.

    /private/tmp/22486/C:

              No index.

  • 20. Re: Apple Removed Mail Search by Message Content in Lion 10.7.2
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (117,840 points)

    Please post the output of this command:

     

    sudo mdutil -i on /
    
  • 21. Re: Apple Removed Mail Search by Message Content in Lion 10.7.2
    kenfrompark city Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    sudo mdutil -i on /

    /:

    Error: unable to perform operation.  (-407)

              No index.

  • 22. Re: Apple Removed Mail Search by Message Content in Lion 10.7.2
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (117,840 points)

    Please read this whole message before doing anything.

     

    This procedure is a diagnostic test. It’s unlikely to solve your problem. Don’t be disappointed when you find that nothing has changed after you complete it.

     

    The purpose of this exercise is to determine whether the problem is caused by third-party system modifications that load automatically at startup or login. Boot in safe mode and log in to the account with the problem. First, disconnect all wired peripherals except keyboard, mouse, and monitor, if applicable, and remove all aftermarket expansion cards. The instructions provided by Apple are as follows:

     

    • Be sure your Mac is shut down.
    • Press the power button.
    • Immediately after you hear the startup tone, hold the Shift key. The Shift key should be held as soon as possible after the startup tone, but not before the tone.
    • Release the Shift key when you see the gray Apple icon and the progress indicator (looks like a spinning gear).

     

    The login screen appears even if you usually log in automatically. You must know your login password in order to log in. If you’ve forgotten the password, you will need to reset it before you begin.

     

    Safe mode is much slower to boot and run than normal, and some things won’t work at all, including your login items.

     

    Launch the Terminal application and repeat the last command. Same output?

     

    After testing, reboot as usual (i.e., not in safe mode.)

  • 23. Re: Apple Removed Mail Search by Message Content in Lion 10.7.2
    kenfrompark city Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, Linc ... dinner time now.  Will do this later or tomorrow.

     

    Thanks again!

  • 24. Re: Apple Removed Mail Search by Message Content in Lion 10.7.2
    kenfrompark city Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Not quite the same result in safe mode ...

     

    sudo mdutil -i on /

    /:

              Indexing and searching disabled.

     

     

    and

     

     

    mdutil -as

    /:

              Indexing and searching disabled.

    /Volumes/Apps:

              Indexing and searching disabled.

    /Volumes/CCC Apps Backup:

              Indexing and searching disabled.

    /Volumes/CCC Data Backup:

              Indexing and searching disabled.

    /Volumes/CCC Mac HD Backup:

              Indexing and searching disabled.

    /Volumes/CCC Media Backup:

              Indexing and searching disabled.

    /Volumes/Data:

              Indexing and searching disabled.

    /Volumes/Lightroom Backup:

              Indexing and searching disabled.

    /Volumes/Lightroom Ext1:

              Indexing and searching disabled.

    /Volumes/Macintosh HD (Bootable):

              Indexing and searching disabled.

    /Volumes/Media:

              Indexing and searching disabled.

    /Volumes/Seagate SW:

              Indexing and searching disabled.

    /Volumes/Time Machine Backups:

              Indexing and searching disabled.

    /Volumes/Time Machine Backups 2:

              Indexing and searching disabled.

    /Volumes/Time Machine Backups 2/Backups.backupdb:

              Indexing and searching disabled.

    /Volumes/Time Machine Backups/Backups.backupdb:

              Indexing and searching disabled.

     

    Searching by content in Mail has not changed (though I wasn't expecting it to, since this is only a diagnostic test).

     

    Thanks

  • 25. Re: Apple Removed Mail Search by Message Content in Lion 10.7.2
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (117,840 points)

    I don't know what's causing this issue, so rather than continuing to screw around, I'll fall back on the AppleCare standard all-purpose advice: boot from your recovery partition and reinstall Lion.

  • 26. Re: Apple Removed Mail Search by Message Content in Lion 10.7.2
    kenfrompark city Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you ever so much, Linc, for all your help.   I'm not eager to reinstall Lion (though that's not nearly as bad as reinstalling Windows!).  I will try to get help from Apple Support, telling them about all this info, and maybe they can help.

     

    Happy New Year, and thanks again!

  • 27. Re: Apple Removed Mail Search by Message Content in Lion 10.7.2
    kenfrompark city Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Strangest darn thing.  It's now working.    I had rebooted several times and we didn't change anything, so this is one of those strange things that we'll just have to chaulk up to the Grinch.  Thanks again for your help.

  • 28. Re: Apple Removed Mail Search by Message Content in Lion 10.7.2
    ColleenFromAtlanta Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have not been able to search in Mail for months, but I just solved it. Go into Mail>Prefernces>Viewing and then check Classic Mail. Then quit Mail.

     

    Open Mail back up and try searching something. I could do a search like the olden days.  Yippppeeeee.

     

    Then I went to Mail>Preferences>Viewing and unchecked Classic Mail again and it still/now works.

     

    I'm so happy.  Hope this works for you all too.

  • 29. Re: Apple Removed Mail Search by Message Content in Lion 10.7.2
    kenfrompark city Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, Colleen.   There is still some mystery around all this ... the ability to seach by content seems to come and go.  

     

    I created a second Mail account corresponding to the same Mobile Me account (though they had diffferent emails defined in the first page of the account preference ... one was an alternate/alias).    In one account the search worked fine, and in the other, a search by content didn't find all the right messages.

     

    I've deleted the bad account and now hope that my ability to search mail by content is going to be reliable.

     

    It does seem, with the issues you and others have had, and all the other postings I've seen in these support forums that there is something amiss with Mac mail search.   Let's hope Apple figures it out ...

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