Inaccurate Search Results Using OS X 10.8.5
Posted on 2014-09-28
Since buying the Macbook on which the above noted OS is installed, I've been perplexed by the seemingly unaccountable search results I get when typing in a query. For example, if I search for Art5, a picture file, I get:
Art5.jpg [the actual file name for the item I've searched for]
I'm aware that in some of the above files the word "art" or the numeral 5 appears, but in others, neither does. This isn't an isolated phenomenon.
Also, in some cases, when I search for a file using its exact name and one that begins with a single vowel, such as I BITE, I don't get that file at all--but if I search for "BITE" minus the initial "I", I do.
Is there some arcane rationale at work here, or is something wrong? Do I need to reindex?
Thanks for your help.