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Question: Spotlight not showing installed application.

I am using macOS Sierra Version 10.12.6, The problem I noticed here Spotlight is not showing any installed application in search result. Even after adding "Applications" category in search I find same issue.

For me Spotlight is quicker way to laugh any application.


Please let me know if anybody find same issue?


Thanks

Ganesh Bawaskar

MacBook Pro, macOS Sierra (10.12.6)

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Try rebuilding Spotlight index.

How to rebuild the Spotlight index on your Mac - Apple Support

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Feb 28, 2018 12:47 AM in response to ganeshfromnagpur In response to ganeshfromnagpur

Rebuilding Spotlight index works for me.

I used following terminal commands for reindexing.

Terminal command to enable spotlight reindexing:

sudo mdutil -a -i on


Terminal command to reindex everything on Mac System

sudo mdutil -E /

Now, I can search particular application installed in "Applications" folder in spotlight.

E.g: "Mail", "Chess"

Thanks for your help 🙂

Feb 28, 2018 12:47 AM

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