10.8.2 Indexing

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

  1. tylerjamison macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2010
    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,

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    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

    Jun 6, 2010

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

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