I'm running Big Sur and Spotlight will not find certain applications that come bundled with macOS like Calculator, Keychain, or System Preferences. It will find other non built-in apps I have installed like Chrome, Slack, and Steam just fine.
I have tried the following fixes:
- Unchecking and checking the
/Applicationsfolder from search results in the spotlight settings
- Adding and removing the
/Applicationsfolder in the Privacy settings
- Turning indexing off and on using
sudo mdutil -i off /and
sudo mdutil -i on /
sudo mdutil -Ea /
- The accepted answer from this question. Note that I did not actually reload the plist file as it describes because I got the error
Operation not permitted while System Integrity Protection is engagedand I didn't want to disable SIP to get around it (plus most people seemed to think it wasn't necessary).
None of them worked. Now what?