Dear MPU friends, I am hoping that someone here can help me with a Spotlight problem. A week or so ago, Spotlight stopped including anything in my Dropbox folder in its index. When I search Spotlight (or use Alfred, which piggybacks on the Spotlight index), it won’t find any files or folders inside Dropbox. This is very frustrating, as I keep nearly every file there.
I’m running the latest High Sierra (no betas), and I’ve tried adding Dropbox to the Spotlight private folders list and removing it again. I’ve also tried running
mdutil -i on / in Terminal. I’ve rebooted, and even reinstalled macOS on the recommendation of an Apple Support rep. Still nothing. This is only happening on my iMac, not my Macbook Pro. It’s completely baffling to me.
If anyone has any ideas on this, please let me know. I’m at wit’s end!