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10.4: Another method to force iPhoto Spotlight indexing
Authored by: barrysharp on May 26, '05 05:04:17PM

I used this technique a week ago and this is what I did.

1. Launch iPhoto
2. Select Toolbar's iPhoto->Preferences
3. Select "Keywords"
4. Click "Add" button and enter a new key, say "Temp"
5. Click the Preferences red button to clear the Preference window
6. Select "Library" in the iPhoto Source List (ie the top one)
7. Press Command+A (to select all photos in the Libary
8. Click the 'key' icon button at opposite end to where you see the "+" button in bottom left hand corner of the iPhoto window
9. Select Toolbar's Photos->Get Info and then select Keywords tab
10. Select the keyword "Temp" checkbox
11. Shortly you will see "Temp" under every photo (make sure you have Toolbar's View->Keywords checked otherwise you will not see this "Temp" keyword under your photos)
12. This keyword assigned to ALL your photos will cause Spotlight to index ALL your iPhoto Library.
13. Remove the keyword "Temp" from all your photos by unselecting the check box you selected in step 10.
14. ALL DONE.

Hope that helps.


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Regards... Barry Sharp



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