5 Replies Latest reply: May 7, 2013 2:33 PM by Eric Root
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I often can't find things that have been there for years -- even if I use the exact mix of upper case and lower case letter that matches the file. Look at this image above: this "Burnes-jones" folder has been around forever. The spotling search query (scroll right) is exact. Nothing. Is there a way to make Spotlight better? Is there an alternative to it that's good and doesn't use too much CPU?


MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
Reply by macjack on May 6, 2013 5:33 PM Helpful
Reply by thomas_r. on May 6, 2013 5:43 PM Helpful

If Spotlight isn't finding something that it should, it probably needs reindexing. Open System Preferences -> Spotlight, go to the Privacy tab and add your hard drive to the list of locations not to search. Wait a few seconds, then remove it again. This should cause Spotlight to reindex the drive.

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