Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2012/03/21

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Subject: [Leica] Very O.T.: Apple Mail searchability
From: spencer at (Spencer Cheng)
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 12:50:57 -0400
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3 suggestions in order of preference.

1/ Mail -> Mailbox -> Rebuild => This should rebuild Mail's mailbox indices. 
This is the easiest/fastest option.

2/ Quit Mail. Open a Terminal window, type 'sudo mdutil -E' which will 
discard the existing Spotlight indices and rebuild them all. This will ask 
for your login password. May take a while depending on how much data you 

3/ There are also a bunch of suggestions here you can try. 
<> I haven't tried them 
but none of them seems destructive.

By the way, when I want to replace the boot disk on my Mac, I use to clone 
the disks using CarbonCopyCloner. Now, I just install Mac OS X on the new 
disk and use Apple's migration tool to migrate the data. 


In reply to: Message from geordiepete211 at (Peter Cheyne) ([Leica] Very O.T.: Apple Mail searchability)