How to stop spotlight index file deletion

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by davidf18, May 2, 2017.

  1. davidf18 macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2013
    There is a bug in Sierra but might be all MacOS where some process keeps deleting my Spotlight index file. tens of thousands of file that get indexed and it uses a lot of battery when I'm mobile. I can't use the laptop because I can't rely on it keeping the index.

    If I turn the indexing off while on battery, I can't use the indexing.

    In all of the years I've used Windows, I've never had a problem of the indexing file being deleted. It keeps happening under Sierra.

    Is there some way to lock the file so that it can be modified but not deleted by the OS?
  2. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    What programs do you have installed? Some sort of “cleaners” or “optimisers”?
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Run Etrecheck and post the result in this thread. The report will not include any personal information.

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