Step 2. Delete the .metadata_never_index File We are not certain where this file came from but in our case it was preventing the indexing for search functionality from working. mdutil -s / or mdutil -s /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD If Indexing and Searching disabled is still showing then we may have a different problem. You will need to perform Step 2 below. Otherwise if Reply Anon says: April 6, 2008 at 1:55 pm the resetting of the screen resolution worked for me! Spotlight would kick on during the back up and slow everything down. http://itenlightenment.com/el-capitan/mac-spotlight-not-working.html
Ralph Reply P Monaghan says: January 15, 2015 at 9:35 pm It's the greatest feature to be added to Apple operating systems since sliced bread! Patrick Reply jw says: September 8, 2015 at 3:04 pm I guess I previously disabled it via command line (terminal) and had to follow the "enable" procedure here: http://osxdaily.com/2011/12/10/disable-or-enable-spotlight-in-mac-os-x-lion/ Reply Leave Quit System Preferences. JOIN THE DISCUSSION (1 REPLY) Got Feedback? https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201716
Stocks doesn't work either. I removed the istat menu app (http://www.islayer.com), and 10 seconds later spotlight works again. sams-macbook:LaunchDaemons samflower$ sudo mdutil -a -i on Spotlight server is disabled. Firstly, lets explain what Spotlight is.
Loading... In this case, Spotlight shows Calendar as the first result for the search query "calc". 2. Note that if you do duplicate many of your files to a single location, then consider adding this drive or folder to Spotlight's Privacy list so it is not included in Finder Search Not Working El Capitan Step 3: Press ‘Shift’ + ‘Command’ + ‘C' to reveal your hard drives or navigate to your system hard disk manually if this shortcut does not work.
So, i had to bring out the big guns and use the command line! neither have i found a simple way of reinstalling spotlight (since i wouldn't want to reinstall os x upt to 10.4.11 all over again). All rights reserved. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7251021?tstart=0 You can see below i am attempting to search for ‘iTunes' which i know is installed on my Mac, however the iTunes application is not displaying as a search result :
I'm happy now. El Capitan Spotlight Indexing Your solution of installing Main Menu did. and then people come see me after the presentation. Possibly I installed a firmware update, would this cause the problem?
Deleted! http://www.cultofmac.com/131619/fix-your-spotlight-search-results-by-forcing-spotlight-to-re-index-os-x-tips/ Sign in to report inappropriate content. Spotlight Not Working El Capitan Snazzy Labs 157,766 views 4:59 Rebuild The Spotlight Index On Mac OS X - Duration: 1:53. Spotlight Not Working Mac El Capitan Reply watches says: October 24, 2010 at 11:22 pm gr8 resrch bro… Reply matt says: October 28, 2010 at 7:42 am aweseom, number two did the trick, thanks. *bookmarked Reply Bruce
Note: You can also rebuild the Spotlight index with MainMenu, mentioned in Solution #4 Solution #3: Change Desktop Resolution This is a strange fix but it works everytime for me when David A. It was the one and only thing that did not work after I loaded the backup. Brilliant. Spotlight Privacy List Error
Reply happy! Thanks! I'm so glad that i ran into your site today, to me it's a much easier fix to remember than a bunch of codes :-) Thank you so much~ Reply George his comment is here Rebooting did the job!
I just opted for turning off indexing in OS X. Reindex Spotlight El Capitan Reply ↓ WD January 17, 2016 at 1:08 pm mmm, unfortunately didn't work -- initially it did, but once all the files were indexed it came back to that weird runweka.bat This will force your Mac to re-index your hard drive which usually resolves Spotlight issues.
i ve checked spotlight settings and everything is fine ummm..... I tried "weather" and sports evens and it shows nothing. Reply ejv says: December 13, 2007 at 5:50 pm Well, I run Leopard on a new powerbook and Spotlight does not work at all. Rebuild Spotlight Index Thanks a million!
Reply Jacob Palme says: March 8, 2010 at 8:37 pm Has anyone seen this: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1210676 It is a way of reindexing spoltlight without having to use Terminal Reply scott rosiere says: Happy Spotlighting! These features were tested using OS X El Capitan v10.11.1 which was the latest Mac OS release at the time of writing. weblink If not, type this line at the bottom.
I've done all the above tries still don't work.