OS X bootcamp indexing problem

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Eric052492, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Eric052492 macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2008
    Hey. For a while now, I've been having an issue with the "mds" process always running and eating up my system resources. I finally figured out that this is being caused by spotlight indexing my bootcamp volume each time I restart OS X. I have read that OS X doesn't actually save the bootcamp index so it must index it each time you boot into OS X. I tried adding my bootcamp partition to the list of drives I do not want spotlight to index, however, each time I restart OS X, it seems to take itself out of that list. Any ideas? I am really tired of dealing with this because it slows my mac down to a degree of where it's not usable. I would really appreciate some kind of answer to solve this issue. Thanks guys.
  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    Open System Preferences->SPOTLIGHT and use that pane to exclude your BootCamp partition.

    To reset Spotlight, follow the steps in this blog.
  3. bonimac macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2010

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