Spotlight constantly indexing

Discussion in 'macOS' started by virtuosity, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. virtuosity macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2008
    Manchester, UK

    Don't know if anyone can help, but this is causing my MacBook Pro to be virtually unusable at the moment...

    All day, every day, I get this:


    I tried this suggestion to what appears to be a common issue:

    Have effectively followed this twice now (deleting and rebuilding the index), each time it's taken between 12 and 14 hours to process, but still today, it's just constantly estimating...

    I have an encrypted drive using FileVault (due to my company enforcing this rule), and have 58% of my 500GB HDD free - in case these are relevant. I've also tried repairing permissions

    I can of course switch it off, but that shouldn't be the solution as I heavily rely on this for searching files on my HDD...

    Anyone got any better ideas please?

  2. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    Switch it off and install launchBar (which Apple stole the idea from) maybe!
  3. virtuosity thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2008
    Manchester, UK
    ok, had a look - quite like it! thanks! :cool:
  4. Nanzer macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2013
    After trying everything under the sun, here's what fixed it for me

    Booted in Safe Mode and ran the free utility OnyX.
    Cleaned system caches, repaired/restored permissions.

    Problem Solved!

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