Currently Being ModeratedFeb 17, 2013 11:37 PM (in response to TravlingSultan)
This is an old thread. Do us a favour and start a new thread.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 17, 2013 8:30 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
I have the same problem. And as one example, I do not see any ".doc" files in All My Files, whereas all my ".docx" files are visible. Anyone have an idea why that might be happening?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2013 12:29 AM (in response to kevinhe)
I found that Spotlight was often not finding files when searching for words within the file (file names seemed to be OK).
I found various threads suggesting that it may be a problem with File Permissions. I use Dropbox and was concerned it may have messed up permissions after a relinking a while ago.
I tried to reset permissions from within Dropbox (under Settings), but no help.
Finally I found this EXCELLENT TIP to reset permissions from within the Repair Utility (in Mountain Lion), Not the Disk Utility, which I had not been aware of: https://discussions.apple.com/message/20421138#20421138
It took a little while and then Spotlight re-indexed all my files. SO FAR it seems to be working well.