I noticed some apps missing from Spotlight, so I tried to force a reindex by adding /Applications to the exclusion list, then removing it. Now it's even worse, as none of my apps are indexed. How do I force this the right way?

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    I'm really tempted to say, 'wait for Mojave'. It fixes a lot of things badly wrong with High Sierra/Sierra :/ – Tetsujin Sep 2 '18 at 16:14
  • is your SIRI enabled ? – Ruskes Sep 2 '18 at 16:51
  • when you say, "your" apps ? how about apple apps – Ruskes Sep 10 '18 at 0:41
  • I mean /Applications. And Siri is not enabled, I don't think. That doesn't seem relevant. – ffxsam Sep 10 '18 at 16:15

Launch Terminal, and type or paste the following command:

sudo mdutil -E /

reindex the spotlight database for everything on the computer, (it might take a while)

Terminal may ask you for your password

  • Unfortunately, that didn't work. – ffxsam Sep 5 '18 at 1:13
  • could you tell me what Apps are missing ? – Ruskes Sep 5 '18 at 2:00
  • All of them.... – ffxsam Sep 10 '18 at 0:16

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