I can't find my files and folders in Spotlight, how do I re-index?

  • February 1, 2017 at 8:40 pm #488
    Mona LisaMona Lisa
    Participant

    My Spotlight feature on my 2013 MBP doesn’t work for me. I have looked there for files and folders and know they are somewhere on my mac but it can’t find them. How do I re-index my whole computer?

  • February 1, 2017 at 8:43 pm #489
    tappletapple
    Keymaster

    Hi Mona,

    The process is pretty straightforward, but make sure you will not need your computer for a while — it can take a few hours to reindex the whole hard drive, and if stopped, it will likely have to be restarted.

    Here is a link to Apple’s how-to on reindexing your hard drive:
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201716

    All the best,
    Nelson

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