7 Replies Latest reply: Sep 29, 2013 11:57 AM by Linc Davis
EBsolar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Currently using Macbook Air 2013 and built in search for Calendar returns zero results everytime. What steps can I try?


MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5)
  • 1. Re: search not working in calendar
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,490 points)

    If you have more than one user account, these instructions must be carried out as an administrator.

     

    I've tested these instructions only with the Safari web browser. If you use another browser, they may not work as described.

      

    Triple-click anywhere in the line below on this page to select it:

    syslog -k Sender mdworker -o -k Sender mds | grep -v boxd | tail | open -ef

      

    Copy the selected text to the Clipboard (command-C).

     

    Launch the Terminal application in any of the following ways:

     

    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)

     

    ☞ In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.

     

    ☞ Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Terminal in the icon grid.

     

    Paste into the Terminal window (command-V).

     

    The command may take a noticeable amount of time to run. Wait for a new line ending in a dollar sign (“$”) to appear.

     

    A TextEdit window will open with the output of the command. If the command produced no output, the window will be empty. Post the contents of the TextEdit window (not the Terminal window), if any — the text, please, not a screenshot. The title of the window doesn't matter, and you don't need to post that.

     

    If any personal information appears in the output, anonymize before posting, but don’t remove the context.

  • 2. Re: search not working in calendar
    EBsolar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Linc, here is the output

     

    Sep 28 13:15:22 CDA-MLI-26 mds[58] <Error>: (Error) Server: Disabled store registered for scope "/Users/ebxxxxxx"

    Sep 28 13:39:36 CDA-MLI-26 mds[58] <Error>: (Normal) FMW: FMW 0 0

    Sep 28 13:57:04 CDA-MLI-26 mds[68] <Error>: (Normal) FMW: FMW 0 0

    Sep 28 13:59:44 CDA-MLI-26 mds[50] <Error>: (Normal) FMW: FMW 0 0

    Sep 28 14:21:52 CDA-MLI-26 mds[68] <Error>: (Normal) FMW: FMW 0 0

    Sep 28 21:28:08 CDA-MLI-26 mds[60] <Error>: (Normal) FMW: FMW 0 0

    Sep 28 21:35:36 CDA-MLI-26 mds[57] <Error>: (Normal) FMW: FMW 0 0

    Sep 28 22:33:47 CDA-MLI-26 mds[57] <Error>: (Warning) Server: No stores registered for metascope "kMDQueryScopeComputerIndexed"

    --- last message repeated 3 times ---

    Sep 29 08:51:07 CDA-MLI-26 mds[58] <Error>: (Normal) FMW: FMW 0 0

  • 3. Re: search not working in calendar
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,490 points)

    Rebuild the Spotlight index. If you try to search now from the magnifying-glass icon in the top right corner of the display, a pulsing dot will appear in the icon. When the dot disappears, the indexing is complete.

  • 4. Re: search not working in calendar
    EBsolar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Tried that and some more. No luck. No search results in OS caledar. Same happens with Outlook for Mac 2011.

  • 5. Re: search not working in calendar
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,490 points)

    Can you find anything in Spotlight?

  • 6. Re: search not working in calendar
    EBsolar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes. Files etc appear. All but calendar events.

  • 7. Re: search not working in calendar
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,490 points)

    Quit Calendar. Triple-click anywhere in the line below on this page to select it:  

    ~/Library/Calendars/Calendar Cache
      
    Right-click or control-click the highlighted line and select
    Services ▹ Reveal
       
    from the contextual menu.* A Finder window should open with a file named "Calendar Cache" selected.
      
    Move the selected file to the Trash. There may be one or two other files in the same folder with names that begin in "Calendar Cache". If so, delete those files too.
       
    *If you don't see the contextual menu item, copy the selected text to the Clipboard (command-C). In the Finder, select

    Go Go to Folder...

    from the menu bar, paste into the box that opens (command-V). You won't see what you pasted because a line break is included. Press return.