Spotlight server disabling itself

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Makaveli6103, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I have been having troubles with spotlight server disabling itself for no reason. I realized it when Alfred couldn't find any of my apps. I turned it back on yesterday via terminal and today it is disabled again. I fixed permissions but that was no help. Is there a fix for this I missed?
     
  2. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #2
    I enabled it this afternoon and now once again it is disabled for no reason at all.
     
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    Satori

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    #3
    How did you enable it?

    You could try:

    sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.metadata.mds.plist
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That is the command I keep having to use to get it to work again.
     
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    Satori

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    #5
    if you are just using spotlight data for alfred, you could try:

    sudo mdutil -a -i on
     

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