Spotlight crashing - requires reboot to fix

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  1. 5to1, Jul 23, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2014

    5to1 macrumors 6502

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    As per title in the last week or two my spotlight search has started to play up. Tapping the spotlight icon (magnifying glass) will just return a beep. Search in a finder window still works and havent noticed any other issues. The only way I've found to get it working again is to reboot.

    System details are as follows:

    rMBP 13, 2.6GHz, 16GB
    OSX 10.9.4
    Installed from new and transferred files/installed sw (no backup) about 6 months ago.

    Its getting annoying as I use spotlight to launch programs/find files largely.

    Oh and I noticed most people who've mentioned spotlight issues have been to do with the mail App, but I don't use that.
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Open /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app and use the code;
    Code:
    sudo mdutil -E /
    . Then let it run until it;s dome (no more dot in the Spotlight Finder icon. This will rebuild your Spotlight index.
     
  3. 5to1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, I've given it a shot, hopefully a re-index fixes it.
     
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  5. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Run Disk Utility on the drive to see if it fixes any errors.
     
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