Can ReIndexing cause freezes?

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

  1. macuser1232 macrumors 6502a

    macuser1232

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    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

    eagandale4114

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    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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