5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 5, 2012 8:46 PM by fghsnnbcv bcvcg
fghsnnbcv bcvcg Level 1 Level 1

On 10.5.8:

 

I can type a search word into Spotlight.  It will show results.  I then open let's say an Appleworks text document from that search.  Then I close that document and retry the same search: Now that same document will not show up in the search results for that exact word and it WILL NEVER show up again in search results.  In other words after a file has been found and opened in search once , it will never sppear in search results again for the same word.

 

If you have an idea how to fix this please tell me.  Thank you


PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Solved by fghsnnbcv bcvcg on Sep 5, 2012 8:46 PM Solved

I figured it out:  these were .cwk files from the old Apple Works.  So Spotlight was unable to search the text of the files. Apple really should have allowed Spotlight to search the text of old .cwk files, if it is feasible.  Thanks

  • fghsnnbcv bcvcg Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks unfortunately I have tried to add folders to the Privacy tab of Spotlight preferences and then removed them and that has not worked. 

  • fghsnnbcv bcvcg Level 1 Level 1

    If anyone else has any idea please tell me.  I already tried what is outlined in http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2409 very carefully and it didn't fix it.  I have also "repaired disk permissions" and that didn't work.

     

    I specifically want to be able to search my Appleworks documents.  Currently I can create an Appleworks document, put "widget" in the document, save it, search for "widget" and it won't even show up in search results so something is seriously amiss.  So I was wrong in the question title, coz it won't even show up one time!

     

    Baring that does anyone know a search program that works with Mac that I can download and use? 

     

    The funny thing is that I have already tried about 3 of those and guess what?  It still will not show those Appleworks documents in the search results.  Given that fact, can anyone think of a reason why my Appleworks documents never show up in any type of search results?

     

    Thank you

  • fghsnnbcv bcvcg Level 1 Level 1

    UPDATE: I just realized Spotlight will give me accurate search results for the titles of Appleworks documents, but will not give me any search results for the contents of those same documents!  Any ideas?  Thanks

  • fghsnnbcv bcvcg Level 1 Level 1

    I figured it out:  these were .cwk files from the old Apple Works.  So Spotlight was unable to search the text of the files. Apple really should have allowed Spotlight to search the text of old .cwk files, if it is feasible.  Thanks