Should we index our drives in Panther before Tiger?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by stewartv, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. stewartv macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2002
    Hey, does anyone know if we index in Panther before installing Tiger that it will speed up the usability of Spotlight when we install for the first time?
  2. papplegate macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2002
    Cincinnati, OH
    I do not think it is possible. Spotlight is completely different than just indexing your hard drive. It is database driven than is completely integrated into the OS. You need Tiger to have spotlight, so it is not possible. Someone will correct me if I am wrong.
  3. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    Spotlight only took about 20-30 minutes to index on my nearly-full 160 GB drive, so I wouldn't worry about it. You can still use the system while it indexes.

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