7 Replies Latest reply: Mar 30, 2015 9:44 AM by mmrobertson12
LKHill Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

I just typed "7-minute" into the Search bar on Finder for "All My Files" looking for a document I'd saved a few months back and the result came up with no documents. I looked in my Documents folder and there was the document I was looking for, "7-minute workout". This has been happening a lot lately. I've also noticed this same anomaly in Mail, where I will search for a keyword that I am absolutely sure is in a email, and it will come up blank, or only find recent examples and not old ones (I have all my emails back to 1999: disk is cheap.) I'm on Mac OS 10.8.5.

 

The only thing I can think of is that I had the 256 GB hard disk on my early 2008 20-inch iMac replaced with SSD recently (professionally, but not by Apple.) It runs much faster, but did I give it Alzheimer's in the process?

 

(btw, I'm a 35-year tech vet, including 3 years with Apple, so don't worry about being technical in a response.)


iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), 4 GB RAM