Can ReIndexing cause freezes?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macuser1232, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. macuser1232 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 20, 2012
    It's all in the title. I've only had one freeze in my whole Mac's life and it may have been because I tried to do too much while my spotlight was reindexing. Could that be why it froze?
  2. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2011
    Reindexing requires spotlight to read everything on your drive. It would take a large amount of your disk read/writes per second, especially on a hdd. It could cause a crash.

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