Both finder & spotlight will not search?


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I am on a Mac pro with El Capitan and suddenly have no ability to search using either the finder or spotlight? I have done the spotlight privacy procedure to get things re-indexed a dozen times and nothing changes. any suggestions would be appreciated.
 
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Spawn_Dooley

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Hi & welcome :)

Have you tried restarting as sometimes it can fix strange occurrences like this.

Another thing you could try in using Disk Utility in Recovery Mode:
  1. Restart in Recovery Mode by holding both Command+R keys when booting up
  2. At the screen prompt for Recovery Mode, select Disk Utility
  3. Choose First Aid from the top tabs
  4. Select Run to allow First Aid to check for errors on your disk and repair them When First Aid completes, restart normally and see if this fixes your Spotlight Search issue.
Let us know how you fare.
 

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