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Any reason why Spotlight won't search contents of all notes?

For some reason Spotlight only finds the contents of some TBX files, but not others. Have tried rebuilding Spotlight index, but that doesn’t resolve the problem. Am running a Macbook Air M1.

Any reason why this might be the case?

I have no clear explanation.

Many aspects of Spotlight are undocumented. Perhaps it only indexes the first part of an XML file. Or, perhaps some imported notes lack a plaintext Text attribute.

OK, thanks.

Quick question: if I read the TBX file in a text editor, can I search for instances of plaintext attributes? If so, what would I be looking for?

Thanks in advance.


Yes! Look for “name=”…attributeName…"

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