The Spotlight icon isn't showing up in the upper right; even if I try to launch it manually from core services, nothing happens. I'm running Yosemite.

How can I get the icon back?

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Hope this works for you it did for me! Use Terminal

sudo chmod 755 /System/Library/CoreServices/Search.bundle/Contents/MacOS/Search

Then type in the following command:

killall SystemUIServer

After issuing these two commands, you'll notice that the Spotlight application will re-appear in the menubar of OS X.

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