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10.5.6 Update-DOES NOT SEARCH ANYMORE

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  • Trent Evans Calculating status...
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    Dec 19, 2008 7:45 AM (in response to EBHEMike)
    Same here. I just posted and then this topic came to the top. I have clients that used the search feature A LOT, and this is really a problem. I have tried EasyFind, but it seems to stop working after a while as well.

    APPLE - HELP!!!
    2.5GHz MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.5), 6 Xserves, 2 XRAIDS & 95 Mac clients
  • digitalax Calculating status...
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    Dec 19, 2008 9:31 AM (in response to EBHEMike)
    The same. Spotlight doesn't find files inside \Library folder and some other. Looks strange.
    Another annoying thing is that there's no results grouping any more. All we get is the list of files. I can sort them, yes, but not group. Old 10.4 way was much more convenient.
    My second machine runs 10.4.11 and it looks much more friendly.
    G5 Quad, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,180 points)
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    Dec 19, 2008 11:41 AM (in response to digitalax)
    Spotlight's changed in Leopard. Much different than what it was in Tiger. Start with http://www.pinkmutant.com/articles/Leopard/leospot.html and my mod to Finder's Find at http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=6725932 for what you can change so you can find stuff.
    24" iMac 2.8 Core 2 Ext 4 GB RAM/G4 450 MP Gigabit 1.5 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.6), (G4 w/10.5.6/10.4.11/9.2.2)
  • mtb63 Calculating status...
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    Dec 19, 2008 11:47 AM (in response to scotts1)
    We've been mounting using SMB since OS X was introduced. AFP was just too slow. There are drawbacks to using SMB but none of them are as bad compared to how slow AFP used to run. Since we work directly off servers it was a no brainer. Our other office had Apple Servers and they too realized SMB was the better/faster option.
    Home: iMac G3, 450 MHz, 20GB HD, 320 SDRAM. Work:MacPro 2x3 GHz, 2 GB, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • digitalax Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Dec 19, 2008 2:23 PM (in response to baltwo)
    baltwo, that was cool, thank you!
    G5 Quad, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,180 points)
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    Dec 19, 2008 2:45 PM (in response to digitalax)
    Glad to help.
    24" iMac 2.8 Core 2 Ext 4 GB RAM/G4 450 MP Gigabit 1.5 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.6), (G4 w/10.5.6/10.4.11/9.2.2)
  • Steven Wexler Calculating status...
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    Jan 8, 2009 9:25 AM (in response to EBHEMike)
    Ditto. I can't search either. This is ridiculous. This is a major problem and Apple needs to respond as quickly as possible. This creates a major problem in corporate environments.
    15" Macbook Pro, 2.4GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,180 points)
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    Jan 8, 2009 12:48 PM (in response to Steven Wexler)
    Then, send in bug reports. Moaning here won't resolve the problem, especially since these forums aren't designed to dialog with Apple's employees.
    24" iMac 2.8 Core 2 Ext 4 GB RAM/G4 450 MP Gigabit 1.5 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.6), (G4 w/10.5.6/10.4.11/9.2.2)
  • mike allen2 Calculating status...
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    Jan 8, 2009 3:09 PM (in response to EBHEMike)
    This might sounds dumb but is this problem fixed if the server is on 10.5? Or does server 10.5 have the problem like server 10.4?

    Thanks
    Mike
    G5, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Server 10.4.11
  • Difhockey_68 Calculating status...
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    Jan 9, 2009 11:43 AM (in response to EBHEMike)
    Same problem here, upgraded to 10.5.6 and cannot search our apple server running tiger. Windows shares on 2003 server works fine. Will an upgrade of our Apple server to Leopard solve this issue? Is there an easy way to "uninstall" 10.5.6 without reinstalling the computer?
    MacBook Pro15", Mac OS X (10.5.6), PC and Mac user
  • mike allen2 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jan 9, 2009 3:10 PM (in response to Difhockey_68)
    Hi there, I'm not sure if upgrading helps, I'm hoping to hear as well. However the only way to get a client back to 10.5.5 is to run the installation and then choose 'Archive and Install'. This does an install over the top and then you can update to the version you want to be on. From my testing 10.5.5 works.

    Mike
    G5, Mac OS X (10.5.6), G4 Server 10.4.11
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,180 points)
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    Jan 9, 2009 3:28 PM (in response to mike allen2)
    …the only way to get a client back to 10.5.5 is to run the installation and then choose 'Archive and Install'.


    Not so. If you follow best practices and retain a bootable backup/clone of the client's current installation before updating, rolling back is a simple matter of restoring the backup/clone.
    24" iMac 2.8 Core 2 Ext 4 GB RAM/G4 450 MP Gigabit 1.5 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.6), (G4 w/10.5.6/10.4.11/9.2.2)
  • mike allen2 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jan 9, 2009 4:23 PM (in response to baltwo)
    Thanks, I stand corrected... if you have a backup you can restore it.
    G5, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Difhockey_68 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 31, 2009 3:31 AM (in response to mike allen2)
    Did the "archive and install" back to 10.5.5
    Now able to search our X-serve for files again...
    MacBook Pro15", Mac OS X (10.5.6), PC and Mac user
  • G J Piper Calculating status...
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    Feb 20, 2009 10:20 AM (in response to baltwo)
    baltwo wrote:
    For everyone reporting on this problem, Apple doesn't read these forums, so...


    I have had Apple contact me personally about posts I've made to the forums in the past, so they do read them at least sometimes, if not all the time. And, why wouldn't they? That would be like having a comment form in your business and never reading it.
    24" iMac 2.8 C2E / 1TB / 4GB, Mac OS X (10.5.6)

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