Jun 7th, 2012, 02:32 PM
Something strange is happening with finder and Spotlight.
I downloaded a file using Cyberduck from my Home Server, so far so good. When I used Spotlight to find it, it would not, when I use the search in Finder same thing, even if I specify the Downloads folder, but when I browse the Downloads folder, there it is. Cyberduck uses FTP. Any idea why neither Spotlight nor Finder would find it?
Jun 7th, 2012, 03:15 PM
Maybe for the same reason I refer to it as "Stoplight".
And also why I keep bot"EasyFind" and "Find Any File" in my Dock. ;)
You haven't added you boot drive to the Spotlight Privacy option area perhaps??
Jun 7th, 2012, 03:58 PM
Because Spotlight is stupid. I have the same problem with spotlight refusing to find files that are CLEARLY named, even if I point it in the general direction of the same file. Another gripe I have with spotlight is it's insistence on defaulting to search my ENTIRE MAC even if I start the search from a specific folder.
What happened to the days of Panther when the search function actually worked as it was supposed to?
Jun 7th, 2012, 04:05 PM
Might be time to rebuild the index, if it hasn't been done in a while. Also, is it possible your downloads folder is in the privacy list in spotlight preferences?
Jun 8th, 2012, 06:51 PM
Thanks for the tips, yes, the downloads folder with in the private section
All works well now.
Jun 8th, 2012, 07:50 PM
This kind of thing is exactly why I download any file to the desktop. I see it downloading and can move it where I want it to reside.
Jun 8th, 2012, 08:27 PM
+1. Along with all the other old and often goofy surplus stuff that the default Downloads user folder collects.