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Sep 28, 2013 12:17 PM

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)
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,420 points)
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    Sep 28, 2013 1:34 PM (in response to EBsolar)

    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.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,420 points)
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    Sep 29, 2013 10:23 AM (in response to EBsolar)

    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.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,420 points)
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    Sep 29, 2013 10:45 AM (in response to EBsolar)

    Can you find anything in Spotlight?

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,420 points)
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    Sep 29, 2013 11:57 AM (in response to EBsolar)

    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.

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