2173 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Apr 23, 2008 8:09 PM by baltwo
Similar problem here. Tried all the same things. Even adjusted the permissions, where Admin-read/write was missing, and applied to contents of entire partitions.
Still, Spotlight is not pulling up files that I can see plainly in Finder. MacPro & 10.5.2 here.
This is extremely annoying, as Spotlight at times shows an older, backup version of a file, but not the current, not yet backed-up, version ...
there was a similar issue in another thread, and the solution was to re-name the hard drive to not include any spaces in it and/or an underscore.
Macintosh HD renamed to Macintosh_HD
This seemed to be more of an issue when spotlight searching a shared drive and an external drive. Hope this works for you though!
It will be interesting to see if this causes Time Machine to completely back up the new drive that is created by changing the path to all of it's files. Actions like just moving the iTunes library triggers a new complete addition of the new location and does not remove the original location until the TM drive is full.
Won't this do the same thing in a larger scale with TM?
I renamed my HD not using any spaces this time, and I re-indexed the HD (moved the HD into the privacy pane, then back out). I then used TM to back up the drive, and it only found a few megabytes of changes to back up.
So the answer to dechamp is, no - it won't cause TM to need to back up the entire drive again.
Oh, and it did solve the problem of not finding files.
spotlight for leopard is definitely not doing its job. i have to manually locate some .rtf files which spotlight can not find.
i check the spotlight's preference and everything were selected, so i am not ignoring anything for the search.
i even did the 'sudo mdutil -E/' trick to re-index the drive, still no luck.
is apple going to have patch for this? or anyone has a workaround?
There are many posts in these forums describing the issue and many solutions offered. One is what I've also posted at:
Note that you can't use the Spotlight menu item or CMD + spacebar to invoke this more detailed search criteria, you have to use Finder's Find as modified.