How often does Spotlight index?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by DramaLLama, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. DramaLLama macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2011
    I am trying to test out something in Evernote and am waiting for Spotlight to index my 'test note' but it hasn't shown up in a few hours, or even after a reboot. How often does Spotlight index for new files?
  2. ElectricSheep macrumors 6502


    Feb 18, 2004
    Wilmington, DE
    Spotlight uses fsevents to update metadata indexes in near real-time. You should verify that the Evernote spotlight importer is loaded with the terminal command:

    mdimport -L
    If the importer is listed, there could be an issue with the index specifically for this importer. You can rebuild it with the command:

    mdimport -r /Applications/
  3. DramaLLama thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2011
    It's not even listed at all in that list, if I do the second command will it 'creat' it? (you say it's for rebuilding)

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