|Nov 1, 2007, 07:50 PM||#1|
Rebuild Spotlight index?
Is there any way to rebuild the spotlight database from scratch? Mine is missing a lot of files for some reason - they don't show up when I search unless I open them first; I think it's because I did a clean install of Leopard and then copied my old files over, because it's those files that don't show up. So can I rebuild the database? If not, what should I do?
|Nov 1, 2007, 07:58 PM||#2|
If you're familiar with terminal, you should be able to delete the folder ".Spotlight-V100" from your hard drive to force it to rebuild.
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|Nov 2, 2007, 05:46 PM||#4|
I found out a bit more about what the problem might be. As I said, I did an archive and install and then copied my files over. When I did this, some of the files couldn't be read so I had to change the permissions, and those files are the ones that don't show up. Does anyone know how to fix this? Any help is appreciated.
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