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Sometimes Spotlight's index gets corrupted. When this happens, it won't find certain files or folders. You'll often discover this when you *know* a file exists somewhere but a Spotlight search doesn't uncover it. Here's what I recommend: Have Spotlight reindex the entire computer. Do it at night before you go to bed -- it'll be done when you wake up. Here's the command line way to do it:

Step 1: Open Terminal.app

Step 2: Type in: sudo mdutil -E /

Step 3: You'll be prompted for the admin password. Enter it.

(thanks to enckwanzer)

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last modified: 2005-09-12 19:35:21