Spotlight constantly indexing

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

  1. virtuosity macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi

    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:

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

    http://guidovanoorschot.nl/how-to-fix-spotlight-when-it-keeps-indexing-n-mac-os-x-lion/

    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?

    Thanks
     
  2. justperry macrumors 604

    justperry

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    #2
    Switch it off and install launchBar (which Apple stole the idea from) maybe!
     
  3. virtuosity thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    ok, had a look - quite like it! thanks! :cool:
     
  4. Nanzer macrumors newbie

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    #4
    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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