Reindex Mac Spotlight

07 August 2017

  • mac
  • terminal
  • spotlight
DESCRIPTION: Sometimes the mac spotlight search doesn't discover applications when updated. The Apple solution to fix this by adding the directory to the privacy tab in system preferences and then removing it no longer works.

Fix

I found that by typing this into your terminal, it will reindex your entire computer.

$ sudo mdutil -E /

This fix was found on a blog by Rob Lefebvre HERE