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SOLVED: Spotlight does not find apps/programs etc.

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I´m really going crazy, Mojave (10.14.2) fixed a lot of problems, but also brought some new ones.

My spotlight search only displays random things, but not the results I had in High Sierra. For instance, if I search for "iTunes" it returns this:

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iTunes is installed, the same happens with other programs and expected results. Spotlight is useless this way.

I have already:

  • disabled and re-enabled spotlight on the according drive
  • disabled and re-enabled spotlight on the applications/programs folder
  • disabled and re-enabled spotlight on all drives
  • disabled and re-enabled that spotlight shows programs

According to several sources this should force MacOS to index the folders/drives again, but it did not help. Any ideas?

 

Thanks!

Smorf

Edited by smorf

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Solution was found by coincidence.

I mace a clone of my HDD using carbon copy cloner as a backup before i tried to fix the issue.

out of curiosity i booted the clone. the clone´s spotlight worked.

so i simply cloned it back again.

explain that to me.

Edited by smorf

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Surprisingly!, I also noticed the same thing!  Whenever i update my Mojave versions (now on 10.4.2) they tend to run very slow immediately after update, but if I clone the partition using CCC,  the clone is always much faster for some reason!

Seems CCC fixes spotlights problems or something-thought i was the only one with that problem.

Edited by ndungu6678

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