Osx indexing not working

Solution: The best way to go about resolving an issue with a specific application not working in El Capitan is to first visit the vendor's website to verify compatibility. Many vendors have taken

If searching your Mac doesn’t return expected results, rebuilding the Spotlight index might help. Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click Spotlight. Click the Privacy tab. Drag the folder or disk that you want to index again to the list of locations that Spotlight is prevented from searching. Enabling and disabling system integrity protection is a bit of a long process so if you aren’t up to it, and want a quicker fix, you can try simply running the first, and fourth commands in the previous section which disable and enable indexing. It may work, it may not work. If it fixes the problem then it’s all good. Causes: The causes for a particular application not loading or working correctly are nearly limitless and beyond the scope of this article. However, some of the more prevalent reasons for Search Not Working or Incomplete Results in OSX El Capitan Mac Mail You may find that the search function inside Apple Mail is not working after upgrading to El Capitan. You may also be experiencing incomplete results when searching inside Mail.

Modifying your query may resolve this problem" or "Outlook cannot perform your In the "Change the Outlook stores indexed by Windows Search", click Indexing In Microsoft Outlook 2016 for Mac, you receive a "No Results" message when 

26 Nov 2011 I think afp:// is required for indexing to actually work. spotlight doesn't seem to be able to index the drive, even though mdutil states that indexing is enabled. If you have trouble with the index building or not being available,  27 Sep 2016 If the fans keep going, then you may need to stop Finder from indexing your hard drive, as this can cause your Mac to heat up. You can see if  31 Dec 2013 Fix Spotlight on Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.7, if Spotlight keeps indexing and Lion or from X10.8 to OSX 10.9 Mavericks, the searching and indexing But alas the initial problem comes back, so a different heavy handed  How To Fix Spotlight Forever Indexing Issue on Mac OS X. there are 2 issues can be faced by Mac users realted to Spotlight indexing forever: folder indexing file is corrupt or there’s a folder on your Mac which cause the Spotlight do a forever indexing to that file. Folder indexing file is corrupt The Spotlight indexing status dialog gives you a progress report on the indexing activity Spotlight is a key feature in OS X. Understand how it works and how to maintain it, and Spotlight will

If Office detects a problem with the database, it automatically runs the Database Utility. For a list of problems that may indicate your database is damaged, see 

31 Dec 2013 Fix Spotlight on Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.7, if Spotlight keeps indexing and Lion or from X10.8 to OSX 10.9 Mavericks, the searching and indexing But alas the initial problem comes back, so a different heavy handed  How To Fix Spotlight Forever Indexing Issue on Mac OS X. there are 2 issues can be faced by Mac users realted to Spotlight indexing forever: folder indexing file is corrupt or there’s a folder on your Mac which cause the Spotlight do a forever indexing to that file. Folder indexing file is corrupt The Spotlight indexing status dialog gives you a progress report on the indexing activity Spotlight is a key feature in OS X. Understand how it works and how to maintain it, and Spotlight will If searching your Mac doesn’t return expected results, rebuilding the Spotlight index might help. Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click Spotlight. Click the Privacy tab. Drag the folder or disk that you want to index again to the list of locations that Spotlight is prevented from searching. Enabling and disabling system integrity protection is a bit of a long process so if you aren’t up to it, and want a quicker fix, you can try simply running the first, and fourth commands in the previous section which disable and enable indexing. It may work, it may not work. If it fixes the problem then it’s all good. Causes: The causes for a particular application not loading or working correctly are nearly limitless and beyond the scope of this article. However, some of the more prevalent reasons for Search Not Working or Incomplete Results in OSX El Capitan Mac Mail You may find that the search function inside Apple Mail is not working after upgrading to El Capitan. You may also be experiencing incomplete results when searching inside Mail.

Spotlight, the automatic file index and search utility on your Mac, automatically indexes CNET Reviews: Spotlight Search Not Working on External Hard Drive  

OS X: Solving Mail Searching Problems. This’ll force Spotlight to start its indexing over again, and you can click on the Spotlight icon on the upper-right corner of your screen to see its Manual reindexing of Mail messages is the only way to go if the  application has become so unresponsive it barely works at all, search is not functioning correctly or the app won't launch. Mail How to rebuild the Spotlight index on your Mac If searching your Mac doesn’t return expected results, rebuilding the Spotlight index might help. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Spotlight.

If Office detects a problem with the database, it automatically runs the Database Utility. For a list of problems that may indicate your database is damaged, see 

16 Oct 2017 If Spotlight stops working, though—i.e., if your searches aren't turning up the results you'd Not sure I'd ever find anything on my Mac again. a small progress bar will appear to let you know that the indexing isn't done. 26 Nov 2011 I think afp:// is required for indexing to actually work. spotlight doesn't seem to be able to index the drive, even though mdutil states that indexing is enabled. If you have trouble with the index building or not being available,  27 Sep 2016 If the fans keep going, then you may need to stop Finder from indexing your hard drive, as this can cause your Mac to heat up. You can see if  31 Dec 2013 Fix Spotlight on Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.7, if Spotlight keeps indexing and Lion or from X10.8 to OSX 10.9 Mavericks, the searching and indexing But alas the initial problem comes back, so a different heavy handed  How To Fix Spotlight Forever Indexing Issue on Mac OS X. there are 2 issues can be faced by Mac users realted to Spotlight indexing forever: folder indexing file is corrupt or there’s a folder on your Mac which cause the Spotlight do a forever indexing to that file. Folder indexing file is corrupt The Spotlight indexing status dialog gives you a progress report on the indexing activity Spotlight is a key feature in OS X. Understand how it works and how to maintain it, and Spotlight will If searching your Mac doesn’t return expected results, rebuilding the Spotlight index might help. Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click Spotlight. Click the Privacy tab. Drag the folder or disk that you want to index again to the list of locations that Spotlight is prevented from searching.

In Microsoft Outlook 2016 for Mac or Office for Mac 2011, you receive a "No Results" message when you try to search for an email message or apply a filter to a folder, and task items are not displayed in the Tasks folder. Additionally, when you search for mail items by using the Mac OS native Spotlight Search, your search is unsuccessful. The Spotlight indexing status dialog gives you a progress report on the indexing activity Spotlight is a key feature in OS X. Understand how it works and how to maintain it, and Spotlight will Solution: The best way to go about resolving an issue with a specific application not working in El Capitan is to first visit the vendor's website to verify compatibility. Many vendors have taken OS X: Solving Mail Searching Problems. This’ll force Spotlight to start its indexing over again, and you can click on the Spotlight icon on the upper-right corner of your screen to see its Manual reindexing of Mail messages is the only way to go if the  application has become so unresponsive it barely works at all, search is not functioning correctly or the app won't launch. Mail How to rebuild the Spotlight index on your Mac If searching your Mac doesn’t return expected results, rebuilding the Spotlight index might help. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Spotlight.