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I removed the Spotlight icon from the menu bar. I would like to restore it.

I tried the recommended method:

sudo mdutil -a -i on
sudo chmod 755 /System/Library/CoreServices/Search.bundle/Contents/MacOS/Search
sudo killall SystemUIServer

…which did not help. The command keys still work, but I would like to see the icon. I read the suggestion to reinstall the system and would prefer not to do that.

Does anyone have a different suggestion?

Problem solved: The article from OSXDaily worked perfectly. Thanks to all who responded.

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How did you remove it? –  Gordon Davisson Oct 13 '13 at 3:13
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Did you do a system restart after running the commands above? –  Deesbek Oct 13 '13 at 3:18
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As mentioned in this article on osxdaily [see below], the user hid it by using sudo chmod 600 /System/Library/CoreServices/Search.bundle/Contents/MacOS/Search followed by killall SystemUIServer Link to article:osxdaily.com/2011/12/12/hide-spotlight-menu-icon-mac-os-x –  M K Oct 13 '13 at 17:00

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