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Spotlight

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:18 am
by Stephen Hart
As has happened a few times in the past, I found I had to force Spotlight to reindex after installing High Sierra. Spotlight wasn't finding apps, for example. It's possible that it found them after I'd opened them once by hand.

Forcing a reindex the simplest way:

Navigate to System Preferences > Spotlight > Privacy

Click the + button and add your hard drive. Close System Preferences. This will prevent Spotlight from indexing your hard drive and will delete the current Spotlight index.

Navigate to System Preferences > Spotlight > Privacy
Select your hard drive, click the - button to delete your hard drive from the list. This will cause Spotlight to rebuild its index.

There are more complexities if you had disabled Spotlight in the past:
https://www.cultofmac.com/211559/enable ... os-x-tips/