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I entered SPOTLIGHT=-YES- and saved. I'm not sure if this works for Lion (I'm should for Snow Leopard), but it's sure worth a try. Spotlight seamed to work, but produced search results which were ludicrous. in any way. this contact form

Reply ↓ JB December 13, 2014 at 11:32 am I finally gave up on spotlight. Deleted! This indicates the system is not able to properly retrieve search queries from Spotlight's database. I'm happy to see that I am not the only one with this issue!

Finder Search Not Working El Capitan

Reply clarissa says: January 8, 2010 at 4:41 am I tell you if MM will help- So far thanks in ad. Should I report it? After it's enabled, the Spotlight menu does say that it's busy indexing, and even shows a little progress bar.

And then when i try to type my password , nothing comes out . I don't know why my title says Spotlight; maybe I mistyped it. Spotlight is working. El Capitan Search Not Working For example: I type "somefile." into spotlight and I can see the file "somefile.c" that I'm looking for.

It's really frustrating to not be able to find anything now. Finder Search Not Working Yosemite Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead? Following this addition, which will have the system remove the Spotlight index from the drives, simply remove the drives from the list, and the system will re-create the Spotlight index on How long is normal?

Glad you shared that knowledge. Finder Search Not Working On External Hard Drive Rebooting did the job! Delete the Envelope Index Files in Your Mac LibraryQuit MailGo to your home Library folder, hold down the Option key, then in the Finder choose Go > Library.In ~/Library/Mail/V3/MailData, move any Have you checked spotlight preferences and privacy settings?

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It constantly hangs or freezes or cannot find what I'm looking for. Required fields are marked *CommentName * Email * Website Notify me of new posts by email.Search Search for: Follow Us Popular Articles How to Kill a Windows Service which is stuck Finder Search Not Working El Capitan says: February 11, 2009 at 12:49 pm Solution #4 did the trick for me! Mac Finder Search Not Working El Capitan That makes it plausible that I might find a solution... ;-) Anyone having found a solution by now!??

It worked until I restarted my machine. weblink aaaaaaaargh Reply spambot says: October 21, 2009 at 3:21 am … and tip 2 gives "error no index found for volume" Reply Thomas says: November 5, 2009 at 3:46 pm Wow, I just opted for turning off indexing in OS X. I've sent a follow-up email to my support contact, we'll see what he says. Mac Search Not Working El Capitan

Spotlight now indexing after weeks of trying this and that… maybe I can find my birthday in iCal now?! Nothing. share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply eternalife, Nov 30, 2011 eternalife macrumors regular Joined: Jul 21, 2011 #25 Download Alfred and use it instead. navigate here This same detail goes for the content of smart folders, which are essentially canned Spotlight searches. 3.

please i need help.on the other hand i missed in finder the color tags which was easy one step to apply any idea if we can get those back. Mac Spotlight Not Working I’m happy now. RCDefaultApp http://www.rubicode.com/Software/RCDefaultApp/ MacOS X uses the extension and file type settings to choose the application when opening a file in Finder, while Safari and other applications use the URL and MIME

share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply rizkallam, Sep 30, 2011 rizkallam macrumors newbie Joined: Sep 30, 2011 #15 same issue ...

I've done all the above tries still don't work. Reply Patrick Kinsella says: April 1, 2008 at 6:52 pm These great hints won't work if Spotlight is completely disabled (which some people have tried and don't know how to reverse). Failing these steps and the steps advised by the others, try creating a new user and seeing if search works in Finder. Spotlight Not Working Yosemite Which is totally useless for me.

This option requests that a local caches be flushed to the appropriate network device. -E This flag will cause each local store for the volumes indicated to be erased. I love using it "LIVE" while giving presentations to large audiences on BiG screens. mdutil(1) Mac OS X Manual Page share|improve this answer edited Nov 9 '11 at 4:51 answered Oct 7 '11 at 23:46 l'L'l 6,5891631 This worked, thank you very much. http://bookread.org/not-working/ethernet-not-working-mac-el-capitan.html Then quit System Preferences, relaunch it, and remove everything from the same list.

It's so frustrating. Go figure. I can't imagine working without it. Will keep an eye on this forum.

Not for the related subject matter, but for the Mac. Nothing. thanks Lonn Reply James says: August 7, 2007 at 11:43 am Only #3 worked for me. Reboot, and your spotlight is working.

It's slower, but it works. My rep told me that he has forwarded it along to an engineer. THANK YOU!