Help please; mdworker

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by 4Torrenty, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. 4Torrenty macrumors newbie

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    I'm not sure what mdworker is or what it does but its hoggy up my CPU. I only had uTorrent running and I noticed my CPU sky rocket so I opened Activity Monitor expecting to see uTorrent causing the CPU percentage to rise but to my surprise it this mdworker. I'm curious what this mdworker is all about.

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  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    mdworker is one of the background processes for Spotlight.

    The issue here I believe is that the torrent file you are downloading is being index for spotlight each time there is a change and as the file is changing lots (due to being a torrent) it is being index a lot.

    You can add the folder that you download torrents to to the spotlight privacy pane. System Preferences - Spotlight - Privacy to see if this resolves your issue.
     
  3. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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  4. funkymo macrumors newbie

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    hi guys,

    I have the same problem with mdworker, but only since 10.5.7, why this? excluding downloading folders does not help and re-indexing the whole drive neither.

    any other suggestions?


    thx
     

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