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    Mac Spotlight Search is not working reliably as before

    I use the Spotlight Search in Mac OS every time whenever I want to search some files but now itís not reliable as it was before, Why this is happening? I am not able to get the best search result for it. Is there any way to make it work properly as before? Is there some settings which can be changed to make it work properly?

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    mohammedfazil Array
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    Re: Mac Spotlight Search is not working reliably as before

    The problem with the spotlight search and the solution......

    There are several problem identified by the spotlight search in mac......

    Problem 1:spotlight menu icon highlights but no search form appears...

    problem 2:spotlight search form appears ,but no results are shown

    problem 3:spotlight search works ,but results are poor and incomplete ..

    THE SOLUTION FOR TROUBLESHOOTING THE SPOTLIGHT SEARCH ......

    SOLUTION:1

    ==>LAUNCH activity monitor which is located in the application/utilities....

    ===>locate the process 'systemuiserver',highlight it and then click the red button and quit the process that is running..

    =====>within a fewseconds the menubar is rebuild and the spotlight search will work

    SOLUTION:2

    ===>clearing the catche in the system...

    SOLUTION 3:

    =====>BY changing the system screen resolution in mac by the system preferences menu....


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    samerjeet singh Array
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    Re: Mac Spotlight Search is not working reliably as before

    The spot light is not working good because its history is full. So if you want to resume its fast service than clear its history also goto setting and clear its chache and cookies than refresh your mac .your problem be solved.

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    Samuel Array
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    Re: Mac Spotlight Search is not working reliably as before

    Dear Friend ...

    I think you haven't know about the clear history and cache from your browser settings because we all use spotlight but we forget to remove history and save data.

    You need to delete all the cache and history from your Mac Spotlight which allow your Mac Spotlight to work fine in your Mac OS.

    If this even can't work properly, then the best and the no. 1 listed option is just to format the whole Mac Spotlight because sometimes when you reboot a software then it will fix Spotlight.

    So try this and frequently share your view if problem persist.

    Thank You

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    Dark knight Array
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    Re: Mac Spotlight Search is not working reliably as before

    Dear Aspirant ..

    When the Mac Spotlight search is not working reliably as before

    just look at the simple steps as suggested below :


    This problem occurs mainly when the history is full .

    so better delete all the history and cookies .

    also delete the cache memory .

    and if the problem persists then format the entire spotlight .


    Thank you..

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    Abhijeet Array
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    Re: Mac Spotlight Search is not working reliably as before

    this problem occurs when we do not delete the history

    so for this just open the spotlight search

    then delete the history, caches from it

    also delete the cookies

    otherwise just format the spot light

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