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How do I rest or re-index spotlight

1019 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: May 20, 2013 10:57 AM by varjak paw RSS
cmatt3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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May 16, 2013 5:59 AM

How do I rest or re-index spotlight

 

My spotlight is not finding folders that I think it should find. For example it will not find "My Templates" folder.

 

Is there a way to re-index spotlight?

 

I am also running Alfred 2.

 

I recenlty installed OSX 10.8.3 (Mountain Lion)

 

I have run disk repair and verify disk and spotlight will not find "My Templates" folder.

iMac (21.5-inch Late 2009), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), hp photosmart , HP laser jet 2055dn
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,495 points)
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    May 16, 2013 7:16 AM (in response to cmatt3)

    Add your hard drive to the Privacy pane in the Spotlight preferences, wait a bit, then remove it. That will normally cause Spotlight to reindex the drive.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2409

     

    If it still fails, you may need to delete the existing Spotlight index cache. Post back and someone can provide instructions.


    Regards.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (108,120 points)
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    May 16, 2013 3:45 PM (in response to cmatt3)

    Spotlight is tricky about showing files in hidden folders. Hold down the option key and select

     

    Go > Library

     

    from the menu bar. Try the search again, being sure to search "Library."

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,495 points)
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    May 20, 2013 10:57 AM (in response to cmatt3)

    Correct; the user's Library folder is also hidden by default in 10.7 Lion.

     

    Regards.

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