SpotlightIndexer
SpotlightIndexer
0.2.2b

4.4

SpotlightIndexer free download for Mac

SpotlightIndexer

0.2.2b
01 April 2007

Your Mac's Spotlight, improved and optimized.

Overview

SpotlightIndexer will allow the user to easily index folders that may not currently be searched by Spotlight.

What's new in SpotlightIndexer

Version 0.2.2b:
  • Universal Binary
  • Force import is now the default preference

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7 SpotlightIndexer Reviews

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Anonymous
07 June 2005

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This app is great! Now I truly can find any file on my hard drive without frustration! This cool utility lets you break through the limitations Apple has put on it's innovative system-wide search function, so can have full control of your Spotlight searches!
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Version 0.1b
Bobmac
02 April 2007
Okay, I ran the chron scripts, cleaned user caches, repaired disc permissions, restarted and still get a message the dmg has no usable files. Drat. Running 10.4.9 on a MacBook Pro.
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Version 0.2.2b
2 answer(s)
MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
02 April 2007
Does the downloaded file have the dreaded .bz2 suffix on it? If so, remove that .bz2 suffix and the .dmg will mount.
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Version 0.2.2b
Bobmac
Bobmac
02 April 2007
The file had "dreaded b2Z" suffix - downloading and trying the dmg with no further extension - thanks!
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Version 0.2.2b
Bobmac
02 April 2007
I've downlooaded this three times and each time get a message saying the file has no mountable disk!
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Version 0.2.2b
1 answer(s)
MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
02 April 2007
Just checked it, downloaded it and the .dmg mounts, no trouble. Maybe clear your browser cache, quit/relaunch your browser, try again to download/mount the .dmg. Maybe just restart your Mac... or maybe it is time to run your system utils. Who knows...
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Version 0.2.2b
Macsterdam
01 April 2007
Fantastic news - thanks you very much!!
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Version 0.2.2b
Anonymous
20 October 2005
Fantasicto! I can finally really search my whole drive with Spotlight.
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Version 0.2.1b
Anonymous
02 August 2005
Perhaps I don't get the hype, but this seems like a click n drool version of "mdimport -f". Apple has had the functionality there throughout Tiger, not exposing this to the GUI probably keeps the average computer user from doing things that would otherwise cause Spotlight to lag (more than it already does) without advantage (to said user).
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Version 0.1.1b
1 answer(s)
Neutralzone
Neutralzone
10 May 2006
You forget that "click 'n' drool," as you say, is the entire reason for Mac OS X to exist. If it were not for the GUI, people like me would never use a Mac and you might as well stick to Linux. A utility with a GUI is one I can use. I can also use the command line, but the options are not as well exposed and precise syntax is necessary. In short, more work. For many regular users, if it's not in the GUI, it doesn't exist.
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Version 0.2.1b
Anonymous
30 July 2005
I'm so happy I find this utility. I was swearing about Spotlight before because it could't find but one tenth of the files I have on my HD, so it was totaly useless for me. After running this, I can find anything. Thanks very much for this.
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Version 0.1b
Anonymous
07 June 2005
This app is great! Now I truly can find any file on my hard drive without frustration! This cool utility lets you break through the limitations Apple has put on it's innovative system-wide search function, so can have full control of your Spotlight searches!
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Version 0.1b
2 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
02 August 2005
Apple set the limitations there for a purpose!
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Version 0.1.1b
Eddie-kelley
Eddie-kelley
02 August 2005
In talking to Apple Developers, I have discovered that they would LIKE to import the developer documentation (which is not imported by Spotlight), but can't find a way for the results to be posted based on relevence rankings. I personally needed searchable access to this documentation, and that is reason enought to import these directories. The biggest reason that Apple doesn't Import information from system directories is the same (and frustrating) reason that they disable searches in the "System" directory in 10.3. Although this (limiting searches) is a great fix for keeping people out of places they don't normally belong, it is crippling for software developers, and those who have to be more in touch with the system. With Spotlight, the only way to get access to the "System" directory for searches is to force an import of the folder contents, while the user could search specific places in 10.3, there is no way to do this (without forcing import) in 10.4.
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Version 0.1.1b
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4.4

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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