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#51189 - 02/26/19 09:40 AM Does the Spotlight update trick still work-Confirm
kevs Offline


Registered: 12/07/09
The drag folder to privacy, add/ delete still work to force spotlight to update a disc?

Is there a confirmation? I clicked upper right menulet, nothing , and nothing in activity monitor. Thanks.

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#51192 - 02/26/19 10:03 AM Re: Does the Spotlight update trick still work-Confirm [Re: kevs]
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
I managed to rebuild the Spotlight index via the Maintenance tab of OnyX 3.5.8. You can get it and previous versions here. I don't remember if previous versions can do this, however.
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OS 10.14.6, iMac Retina 5K 27-inch, late 2014, 3.5 GHz Intel Core i5, 1 TB fusion drive, 16 GB RAM, Epson SureColor P600, Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC, MS Office 365

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#51193 - 02/26/19 10:12 AM Re: Does the Spotlight update trick still work-Confirm [Re: jchuzi]
kevs Offline


Registered: 12/07/09
Thanks J, but is this any less time consuming that the drag into privacy and then delete Apple method?
More important: Where do you see verification?

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#51194 - 02/26/19 10:42 AM Re: Does the Spotlight update trick still work-Confirm [Re: kevs]
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
When I did it, it seemed to happen instantly. I did not see a formal verification, but when I tried Spotlight again, it worked as it should.
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OS 10.14.6, iMac Retina 5K 27-inch, late 2014, 3.5 GHz Intel Core i5, 1 TB fusion drive, 16 GB RAM, Epson SureColor P600, Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC, MS Office 365

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#51195 - 02/26/19 10:44 AM Re: Does the Spotlight update trick still work-Confirm [Re: jchuzi]
kevs Offline


Registered: 12/07/09
The point of this post is not how to do it, but verification it's working.

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#51196 - 02/26/19 10:52 AM Re: Does the Spotlight update trick still work-Confirm [Re: kevs]
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
The fact that Spotlight started working again is enough verification for me. To be specific, I sometimes use Spotlight as an application launcher and I needed to use Disk Utility. Spotlight couldn't find it. After using OnyX, there was no problem, and subsequent uses of Spotlight (for files as well as applications) worked fine.
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OS 10.14.6, iMac Retina 5K 27-inch, late 2014, 3.5 GHz Intel Core i5, 1 TB fusion drive, 16 GB RAM, Epson SureColor P600, Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC, MS Office 365

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#51197 - 02/26/19 03:19 PM Re: Does the Spotlight update trick still work-Confirm [Re: kevs]
joemikeb Online
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
As far as I know after deleting the spotlight index, you have to restart the system to re-initialize Spotlight indexing. There is no confirmation.
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#51204 - 02/27/19 01:53 PM Re: Does the Spotlight update trick still work-Confirm [Re: joemikeb]
kevs Offline


Registered: 12/07/09
Thanks Joe, restart system, you mean restart computer?

On phone today 2 hours with senior tech, about the icloud drive issue, and I brought up the Spotlight question. For Mac HD, you do get the confirmation clicking on upper right magnifier icon. External drives, no confirmation.

For both, you check activity monitor.

Have you tried, Joe J's suggestion of Onyx?, is that any faster than the tedious and weird add and delete it from privacy?

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