I use Notes, synced by iCloud, both from Mac (Sierra) and iPhone. All works fine, no duplicates. The problem is only on Mac and only when I search. When I type a word in Notes.app's search field, the search results suggest the very latest but also some old versions of the same note (modified on different dates). The found old files are not in the 'Deleted' folder, no, they come up somewhere from the deep memory of my Mac. Apparently, old versions reside somewhere. How can I find them and kill so they don't interfere with the latest versions? I don't use 'On My Mac' account, I only use iCloud. — Thank you.

  • Do you have TimeMachine (backup) turned on? – Steve Chambers Apr 4 at 13:20
  • Yes, Time Machine on a NAS is on. – André Kobzar Apr 4 at 13:32
  • I believe notes.app uses Spotlight to find text and if you don't exclude your time machine drive from Spotlight it will find old notes (backups). I have had similar issues but have never used notes, so I am guessing here. System preferences > Spotlight > Privacy > click on plus and add the time machine drive to exclude it from searches. – Steve Chambers Apr 4 at 13:51
  • Did it as you said and in addition I've disconnected Time Machine (ejected the NAS Drive). It didn't help, I'm afraid. Some old stuff from Notes is hanging around somewhere on my HD and pops up. – André Kobzar Apr 4 at 15:41

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