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How can I force Spotlight to reindex a folder?

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Jowie Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)
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Aug 15, 2011 3:53 AM

I know this has been put before, but for some reason I cannot fix my problem using the Spotlight "Privacy" tab in the support docs. I renamed the document it won't find, but the newly-named file still doesn't show in Spotlight. If I search for the old name for the file, it comes up and when I hover over the name it says "path: Trash" even though the Trash is empty. If I try to select the file, nothing happens.


Can anyone help please? Thanks!

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 13" Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
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