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  1. Yeah, I love my Cheesegrater! Did I mention it has 32 GB of RAM ?
  2. Sadly I've been forced to uninstall Alfred. I'll try it again when I get a more stable macOS release installed. For now, I'm using Quicksilver, which while not nearly as streamlined and pretty as Alfred, does have the advantage of not being reliant on the underlying Spotlight mechanism. Might be an option for the future, what do you think, @Andrew?
  3. I've tried that as well. After doing the `sudo mdutil -E -i on /` operation, I see that the folder is recreated but with very small files therein.
  4. I tried to disable and then enable the Spotlight server with `sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.metadata.mds.plist` followed by `sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.metadata.mds.plist` followed by `sudo mdutil -E -i on /` (the equivalent of clicking the macOS metadata index button) This gave the "Spotlight server is disabled." message. For some reason, the second of the three commands above doesn't seem to be starting the Spotlight server (I am assuming this is what is supposed to happen here). Any ideas, folks? I'm off to bed. If you haven't already, I suggest you do the same!
  5. I extracted the script Reindex.sh from the heart of the Alfred app, and ran it from the command line. As I suspected it didn't run because it came up with the "Spotlight server is disabled." message.
  6. Attached is the screen I get after pressing the "Rebuild macOS Metadata" button. The message about restarting came up almost instantly. Presumably, something has gone wrong and the indexing has not occurred.
  7. Sadly I don't think I'm going to be able to move to Mojave. I've got a "Cheesegrater" Apple Mac Pro (early 2009) on which I upgraded the firmware from 4.1 to 5.1 thus enabling me to run 10.13.6. However, due to my processor's lack of Metal capability, I think it's the end of the line. It's still a decent machine with 32 GB of RAM and it cost me £500 a year ago and ended my involvement with Windows forever! I do like VSCode for coding, however, so I haven't entirely forsaken Microsoft though.
  8. An additional problem which may or may not be to do with the beta, is the fact that the Alfred preferences appear to be very reluctant to appear.
  9. I'm using macOS 10.13.6 which admittedly is a beta version, and Alfred 3.6.1. To be fair, before trying the "reload Alfred cache", Alfred (and by implication, Spotlight) *worked* apart from the inability to find the *one* application. Since then, the application of different Alfred options has made the Alfred and Spotlight not work and be in a state where it is apparently irreparable. My system wasn't messed up before this episode. Now it is. I'm not trying to blame you, Dean, I'm simply trying to judge this scientifically, and my understanding of the basic laws of cause and effect tells me that my problems have, at least, a connection of some kind with Alfred.
  10. I'm a bit disturbed by all this because it does seem that all the official Alfred methods to resolve things are, in fact, making things progressively more screwed!
  11. I've just tried that. I followed a google tip to add a folder to the exclude list and then to delete it again, thus forcing an index rebuild. When I selected the folder I got the error: "Privacy List Error, The item couldn’t be added or removed because of an unknown error." I couldn't find anything else useful to do in that window.
  12. I tried starting the "Rebuild macOS Metadata" process, but it terminated almost immediately and said that "The spotlight server is disabled". Now the "Rebuild macOS Metadata" button is greyed out.
  13. Strangely I cannot get Spotlight to open anything. It's the first time I've tried to use it for obvious reasons. I've tried on several different apps in /Applications but it cannot find a thing. Alarmingly, now, after the reload, Alfred only appears to be able to access workflows, not applications. "Left" is installed in /Applications.
  14. Thanks Dean! I did the 'Reload" thing and Alfred reindexed everything. It took a good few minutes. Now Alfred is up and running again, and it still cannot find "Left"! Any ideas?
  15. Alfred 3.6.1 + Powerpack macOS 10.13.6 (beta) Hello. I've just installed the "Left" application from https://hundredrabbits.itch.io/left It seems to be a proper Mac application rather than a plain Unix executable, and under the hood, it seems to be an Electron app, like several other on my system. However, when I fire up Alfred and type "L" or "Le"... (or, well you get the drift!) I do not see the Left application listed. Is this some kind of judgement by Alfred that the "Left" name is somehow too generic, too common, even? I even tried rebooting my system to try and give things a chance to settle down but to no avail. What can the problem be?
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