Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2012 4:06 AM (in response to fghsnnbcv bcvcg)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2012 4:49 AM (in response to djdannyde)
Thanks unfortunately I have tried to add folders to the Privacy tab of Spotlight preferences and then removed them and that has not worked.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2012 2:57 AM (in response to djdannyde)
If anyone else has any idea please tell me. I already tried what is outlined in http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2409 very carefully and it didn't fix it. I have also "repaired disk permissions" and that didn't work.
I specifically want to be able to search my Appleworks documents. Currently I can create an Appleworks document, put "widget" in the document, save it, search for "widget" and it won't even show up in search results so something is seriously amiss. So I was wrong in the question title, coz it won't even show up one time!
Baring that does anyone know a search program that works with Mac that I can download and use?
The funny thing is that I have already tried about 3 of those and guess what? It still will not show those Appleworks documents in the search results. Given that fact, can anyone think of a reason why my Appleworks documents never show up in any type of search results?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2012 3:04 AM (in response to fghsnnbcv bcvcg)
UPDATE: I just realized Spotlight will give me accurate search results for the titles of Appleworks documents, but will not give me any search results for the contents of those same documents! Any ideas? Thanks
Currently Being ModeratedSep 5, 2012 8:46 PM (in response to fghsnnbcv bcvcg)
I figured it out: these were .cwk files from the old Apple Works. So Spotlight was unable to search the text of the files. Apple really should have allowed Spotlight to search the text of old .cwk files, if it is feasible. Thanks