Pain in the Spotlight

Discussion in 'macOS' started by TheNightPhoenix, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. TheNightPhoenix macrumors 6502

    Dec 16, 2005
    I noticed the other day that mds was taking up all my cpu power, and spotlight was trying to index my drive, with 876489 hours remaining.

    Did a bit of googling and found and got a terminal command to reset the whole of spotlight, left it over night next morning it was stuck at 90%.
    I then tried the application spotless to reset spotlight...left it over night now stuck on 89% with 157859 hours remaining :confused:

    iMac G5 2.1Gz, 350GB of a 500GB drive used

    Any ideas?
  2. misterredman macrumors 6502a


    Oct 3, 2007
    Just let it run until it finish. Eventually restart the mac if you really think it is stuck. sometimes the indication of time remaining is completely wrong but it doesn0t affect the indexing.

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