- What is causing this to happen?
- What can I do to fix it?
I use spotlight to launch my applications much like quicksilver and have recently found that many of my applications aren't showing up in the spotlight search.
I am on a MacBook Pro running Mac OS 10.6 and have been sing spotlight without any problems for almost a year now. I switched to 10.6 when it was released almost a month ago and this problem didn't start until about 2 days ago and was not right after an update to the OS.
I know someone is going to say it so I will just get it out of the way right now. "Use quicksilver" I am currently using quicksilver until I get spotlight working again. I don't like the idea of things disappearing from spotlight so I would still like to figure out what's going on and fix it. Thank you very much in advance for your help.
A special thanks to joshhunt and choge for their answers. Both their answers completely answer the question but joshhunts question got selected because that is what I needed to fix the problem. I have written a how to on my blog with the combination of their answers. superuser.com Rocks!