Mavericks constantly indexing spotlight

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  1. honeycombz macrumors 6502

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    Any ideas what's up? Seems like it's always wanting to index.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Try forcing a complete re-index of your drive: If that fails to index, enter the following command in Terminal:
    sudo mdutil -E /​
    Be aware that, depending on the size of your drive, the indexing process can take many hours to complete.
     
  3. honeycombz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm... not helping. Seems to want to re-index every morning. I looked in console and spotted this. Any thoughts?

    2/3/15 3:58:12.894 PM mdworker[7051]: (Error) Import: Could not create instance for plugIn 'file:///Applications/Audio%20&%20Video/Audio/GarageBand.app/Contents/Library/Spotlight/GarageBandSpotlightImporter.mdimporter/'
    2/3/15 3:58:12.894 PM mdworker[7051]: (Error) Import: BAD IMPORTER ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ file:///Applications/Audio%20&%20Video/Audio/GarageBand.app/Contents/Library/Spotlight/GarageBandSpotlightImporter.mdimporter/
    2/3/15 3:59:27.008 PM mdworker[7064]: (Error) Import: Could not create instance for plugIn 'file:///Applications/Audio%20&%20Video/Audio/GarageBand.app/Contents/Library/Spotlight/LogicX_MDImport.mdimporter/'
    2/3/15 3:59:27.008 PM mdworker[7064]: (Error) Import: BAD IMPORTER ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ file:///Applications/Audio%20&%20Video/Audio/GarageBand.app/Contents/Library/Spotlight/LogicX_MDImport.mdimporter/
     
  4. honeycombz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    every morning still. estimating indexing time.... then indexing. usually completes in under an hour but... what is up?
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    You could try removing the back Spotlight importer bundles. Do you boot your machine into any other versions of Mac OS X?
     
  6. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    Use Disk Utility to verify (not repair) the file system of every volume. Does each one appear to be OK?

    In Terminal, run the following command then touch nothing until the end result is presented in Finder:

    sudo mddiagnose
     
  7. honeycombz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    should I do mddiagnose while spotlight is indexing or when it's done or does it not matter?
     
  8. honeycombz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok I ran sudo mddiagnose but the end results are huge. Is there something specific I should copy and paste in here?
     
  9. honeycombz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hey, I'm still having problems with this. I got busy and have just kind of been tolerating it but am motivated to troubleshoot this again. Should I run mddiagnose again and post the results here or is there something from the console log I should be looking at?
     
  10. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    Sorry, I was out of the loop for a while and lost track of this.

    The 'BAD IMPORTER' messages are probably not relevant to the unexpected periods of (re)indexing.

    What's reported by Disk Utility?
     
  11. honeycombz thread starter macrumors 6502

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  12. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    Result of Disk Utility verification of the file systems

    Please actively use Disk Utility to verify the HFS Plus file system.

    Does the utility report that file systems are apparently OK?
     
  13. honeycombz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hey Graham, I'll keep trying but disk utility isn't turning up anything. I tried to pay close attention to the time the indexing started this morning... and then looked at the console log to try to narrow the search... the system log. Anything loook out of the ordinary?


    May 28 09:57:42 MyCOMPUTER kernel[0]: hfs: summary table not allowed on FS with block size of 2048
    May 28 09:57:42 MyCOMPUTER kernel[0]: hfs: could not initialize summary table for Google Chrome 43.0.2357.73-44.0.2403.18 Beta Update
    May 28 09:57:42 MyCOMPUTER kernel[0]: hfs: mounted Google Chrome 43.0.2357.73-44.0.2403.18 Beta Update on device disk4s2
    May 28 09:57:50 MyCOMPUTER.local WindowServer[142]: disable_update_timeout: UI updates were forcibly disabled by application "Dock" for over 1.00 seconds. Server has re-enabled them.
    May 28 09:57:50 MyCOMPUTER.local WindowServer[142]: common_reenable_update: UI updates were finally reenabled by application "Dock" after 1.58 seconds (server forcibly re-enabled them after 1.13 seconds)
    May 28 09:58:15 MyCOMPUTER.local mds_stores[145]: (Error) SecureStore: Access token 3 changed uid from -1 to 501
    May 28 09:58:32 MyCOMPUTER.local launchctl[422]: launchctl: Dubious permissions on file (skipping): /Library/LaunchAgents/com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist
    May 28 09:58:33 MyCOMPUTER.local distnoted[424]: # distnote server agent absolute time: 208.977299042 civil time: Thu May 28 09:58:32 2015 pid: 424 uid: 89 root: no
    May 28 09:58:34 MyCOMPUTER.local com.apple.SecurityServer[15]: Session 100015 created
    May 28 09:58:34 MyCOMPUTER.local Adium[377]: BUG in libdispatch client: kevent[EVFILT_READ] delete: "Bad file descriptor" - 0x9
    May 28 09:58:35 MyCOMPUTER.local iTunes[379]: failed to create BKAgent: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=4097 "Couldn’t communicate with a helper application."
    May 28 09:58:35 MyCOMPUTER.local WindowServer[142]: disable_update_timeout: UI updates were forcibly disabled by application "Finder" for over 1.00 seconds. Server has re-enabled them.
    May 28 09:58:35 MyCOMPUTER.local WindowServer[142]: common_reenable_update: UI updates were finally reenabled by application "Finder" after 1.44 seconds (server forcibly re-enabled them after 1.00 seconds)
    May 28 09:58:37 MyCOMPUTER.local WindowServer[142]: disable_update_timeout: UI updates were forcibly disabled by application "Finder" for over 1.00 seconds. Server has re-enabled them.
    May 28 09:58:38 MyCOMPUTER.local WindowServer[142]: common_reenable_update: UI updates were finally reenabled by application "Finder" after 2.28 seconds (server forcibly re-enabled them after 1.00 seconds)
    May 28 09:58:46 MyCOMPUTER.local WindowServer[142]: disable_update_timeout: UI updates were forcibly disabled by application "Finder" for over 1.00 seconds. Server has re-enabled them.
    May 28 09:58:47 MyCOMPUTER.local WindowServer[142]: common_reenable_update: UI updates were finally reenabled by application "Finder" after 2.05 seconds (server forcibly re-enabled them after 1.00 seconds)
    May 28 09:58:51 MyCOMPUTER.local iTunes[379]: ApplePushService: APSConnection being used without a delegate queue
    May 28 09:58:57 MyCOMPUTER.local iTunes[379]: AVF error: AVDLoadAllAccelerators machine not supported
     
  14. oneshotpro Suspended

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    I had the same problem, couldn't get anything to fix it. Only upgrading to Yosemite made it stop.
     

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