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When I search in Finder there are no results.

  • There are no results as I am typing, nor after pressing return.
  • There is no loading spinner which usually appears at the bottom of the window.
  • The loading cursor will sometimes appear, while hovering over the Finder window, after attempting a search.
  • Spotlight searches work with no problems.
  • On another account, both Finder searches and Spotlight searches work fine.

My troubleshooting:

  • I rebuilt Spotlight's index for the entire Mac, relaunched Finder, restarted, but there was no change.

  • I trashed Finder's plist (com.apple.finder.plist) and relauched Finder to no effect.

  • I reset Spotlight with the "sudo" method in Terminal mentioned here, relaunched Finder but it didn't have any effect.


iMac, 2009
Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory: 8GB
Storage: 1TB SATA Disk
OS X Yosemite 10.10.3
Finder Version 10.10.4

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