Search through Finder is ssslllllloooooowwwww

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Chucko, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Chucko macrumors newbie

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    Here's my problem; when I start up my MBP (10.6.6) and try to use search in the finder window, it takes about 10 minutes to find anything. After that it's lickity split for the rest of the day. I've even reinstalled the OS and it didn't help.

    Is this just my MBP? Or are others having this issue.
     
  2. smirk macrumors 6502a

    smirk

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    I think it's just yours. My 2006 iMac took about 10 seconds to bring up 8,500 results.

    Is it searching your entire computer for a text string inside a file? Do you have an inordinate amount of files on your computer?
     
  3. Chucko thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, it's the weirdest thing. The first search, no matter how simple takes forever...then the rest are fast as can be.
     
  4. smirk macrumors 6502a

    smirk

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    Start the initial search (the one that takes forever), and then go click on the Spotlight icon in the top right corner of the screen. Does it say that it is indexing the drive? If so, perhaps something is wrong with your Spotlight database similar to this post:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1083385
     
  5. Chucko thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. pierat macrumors member

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