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In order to get macOS Spotlight to find Numbers documents, I need to enable "Developer" in Spotlight's settings.

Why do I need to do this? I don't want to enable developer searches from Spotlight, so I'm stuck being unable to use Spotlight to find Numbers documents.


(I'm not the only person with this problem.)

  • Do you/Did you have Xcode installed? – fsb Oct 14 '16 at 21:31
  • @fsb: Yes I do. – orome Oct 14 '16 at 21:32
  • I've read that your issue is the result of having Xcode and that's how Apple has decided to do it. I'm not sure it can be changed. – fsb Oct 14 '16 at 21:49
  • @fsb: Can you provide a link. That sounds nuts. It means that in order to find my Numbers docs, I need to see quite a bit of developer hits. (Yet another reason to switch to Google!) – orome Oct 14 '16 at 21:54
  • I'll have to look again, i closed that tab/browser because I'm shutting down for the night. Try unchecking 'Developer' from Search Results for Spotlight in Settings. See if that helps. No promises, this is from memory :-). – fsb Oct 14 '16 at 21:55

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