How large is your .Spotlight-V100 folder?

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  1. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    When Spotlight's indexing an partition (HD), the restult is is stored in a hidden folder .Spotlight-V100 at the root of that partition (according to a couple of other threads, not mentioning size). Since space always is an issue on my iBook, I was wondering how large this file gets (on somebody's main hard drive).

    Anyone with Tiger who can tell me how much space this folder takes?
     
  2. wrc fan macrumors 65816

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    It's 176 MB on my disk (which has 62.42 GB used)
     
  3. solaris macrumors 6502a

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    How are you able to see the size of that folder?
    Neither "ls -la" or WhatSize are able to to display that...
     
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    du -sk /.Spotlight-V100 should give you the answer in kilobytes...
     
  5. solaris macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. sudo du -sk /.Spotlight-V100 worked. 163628 KB here... :)
     
  6. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    49200 here.

    What is that? 49MB? It didn't tell me what it was in, when it displayed 49200.
     
  7. Mitthrawnuruodo thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    If you used du -sk, the k makes the answer to come back in kilobytes, so yours is 49.200 KB ≈ 48 MB... ;)

    Thanks for the results... I now breath a bit easier about Spotlight's demands... :)
     
  8. Cali_Man macrumors member

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    You breathe a bit easier knowing that its half a gig? I hate to think what you would consider too large....
     
  9. Mitthrawnuruodo thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    The three results given in this thread is 176, 160 and 48 MB... Who had ~500 MB...? :confused:
     
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  11. Mitthrawnuruodo thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    powerbook911's result, yes... :)
     
  12. Cali_Man macrumors member

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    Right.... Man I've been working too much today!
     
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    61MB on my iBook which I try to keep lite (10/27GB used).
     

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