10.8.2 Indexing

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by tylerjamison, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. tylerjamison macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi there,

    I'm running OS X 10.8.2 and I've noticed that ever since I updated to 10.8 Spotlight has been indexing my hard drive multiple times a week. Is there a reason for this? If so, what is it and if not, how can I turn this off?

    Thanks for any help you can offer,

    Tyler
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    May 16, 2008
    #2
    Indexing allows Spotlight and Finder to locate files when you search for them. After a complete initial indexing (which can take several hours), maintaining and updating that index should be very quick and pretty much unnoticeable.

    Try re-indexing your drive and make sure it finishes:
    If that fails to index, enter the following command in Terminal:
    sudo mdutil -i on "/Volumes/your drive name"​
     
  3. tylerjamison thread starter macrumors member

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    #3

    Just started the process. Thanks for the help and quick reply!
     

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