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  1. @andreoliwa your solution worked for me - thanks! I actually couldn't follow all your steps, since SIP must be disabled in order to run the following: sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.metadata.mds.plist sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.metadata.mds.plist I was in the middle of work and I couldn't take time to reboot and disable SIP. I just tried my luck and ran: sudo mdutil -a -i off sudo mdutil -a -i on All my applications now show up in the search results and I see no more errors when troubl
  2. @dd852 I had already tried your suggestion, but unfortunately it didn't solve the issue. Thanks for sharing, however!
  3. @Vero I am sure that the issue is caused by the wrong permissions on Big Sur, I just find it strange that Spotlight works as expected and that none of the usual fixes can solve the problem. In any case, thanks for the help 🙂
  4. @Vero I totally agree that running a new OS that was installed as an upgrade can lead to permission issues and data corruption. With that said, I thought that I would report my findings since it appears to be a bug with Alfred and it was reported by at least one more user. With regard to your questions: 1. The metadata isn't fixed, as reported by the file search troubleshooting, unless/until I launch the application from the Finder, first. 2. Tried that, but the issue persists. 3. Haven't tried that yet, but I can give it a try. I will be definitely doing
  5. @Andrew I had already reindexed the macOS metadata: I actually tried both approaches (the one suggested in the Apple support page and the "Rebuild macOS Metadata" and it doesn't make any difference. I just tried to rebuild the metadata once again, waited for the indexing to be completed as indicated in Spotlight, but the issue persists. This is what happens when I try to search for "XConvert", first in Spotlight and then in Alfred:
  6. I seem to have the same issue reported here. Unfortunately there are no updates to that issue since August and I don't know if it was ever resolved. In a nutshell, I installed Big Sur yesterday and now I have an issue where many of the apps I have installed won't show up in the search results, even after clearing the application cache and rebuilding the macOS metadata. Things I observed: all the apps can be launched from Spotlight, so the issue seems to be only with Alfred 😒 if I launch one of the "missing" apps with Spotlight and then search for it in Alfred, the app
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