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In Adium, When I go to the Chat Transcript Viewer window to search for stuff in the chat logs, it not always finds what I want.

Is there an index file that I can delete to have it reindex the logs? Or does it use spotlight in the underpinnings?

Where would said file be?

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There is an option under "File"->"Import" named "Reindex Adium Logs".

That does the trick.

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Works like a charm –  DougW Apr 11 '12 at 17:53
  1. Quit Adium
  2. Remove /Users/<your user name>/Library/Caches/Adium/Default
  3. Relaunch Adium

See more at http://trac.adium.im/ticket/7818

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I added a comment to the bottom of the page that Doug Harris linked to. Using Snow Leopard I ended up deleting the entire ~/Library/Caches/Adium folder because deleting just the specififed folder did not work.

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