How To Fix Spotlight Search On Mac (Spotlight Search Not Showing Apps)


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Is this still happening on macOS Mojave?

I haven’t seen the issue in a while now—that’s a good thing for me!


Hi There, im searching for a folder on an external hardrive using finder.when I type the folder name it appears in finder saying its under documentaries which is correct however when I go to documentaries on my hard rive the folder is not showing?So its saying its there however not showing in its directory.

Thanks Dave.