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Discussion in 'macOS' started by MarksEvilTwin, Jul 9, 2005.
I've not had this problem, but I don't think that you would be accidentally throwing the index out. It's in an invisible folder named .V100-Spotlight or something like that located in the root directory of the indexed drive.
Just curious, but how exactly do you know when your Tiger is indexing the HDD? Even on a fresh install, I can see no indication of when this is taking place.
A little symbol in the magnifying glass fades in and out. If you click on it while this is happening you get a message saying "indexing" or summit.
This has happened to me on my PB. It happened after I had to force it to turn off after it froze completely. It then refused to boot up a few times and then when it finally did it started indexing. I thought it was because my hard drive is failing, but since you had the same problem I'm starting to wonder.
Did you, proir to indexing, force a shutdown or have trouble booting?
It would be really hard to do that from the Finder. That stuff is in dot-prefixed files at the top of a drive's directory, and therefore hidden.
If something happened during shutdown and the files appeared to be in a bad state, Spotlight may well have worked from the assumption that they were corrupt, and went ahead and rebuilt.