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Spotlight not finding files it should be, including file types it shouldn't

1693 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Aug 16, 2012 5:37 AM by gksmythe RSS
Mike K Level 2 Level 2 (220 points)
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Jul 31, 2012 12:06 PM

I have several folders and documents with the word "Kiosk" in the name as a full word (not as part of another word or preceded by an underscore.) When I search my hard drive for "Kiosk" spotlight shows no results. These documents are in my documents folders. Why are they not appearing in seach results? Now I'm worried, what else doesn't Spotlight find? I used to see this problem years ago in OS X 10.3 but thought they had fixed it long ago.


Meanwhile, I don't want Safari history or emails to clutter up my search results when searching by context. I have these two things unchecked in my Spotlight system preferences, but they still appear in search results.


I'm baffled by this errors suddenly appearing after using Snow Leopard for this long. Is there a way to make Spotlight work correctly?
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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 2006 MacBook Core Duo


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