spotlight crashing

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sd2009, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. sd2009 macrumors 6502

    May 30, 2008
    spotlight keeps freezing and beachballing when i try to search anything.

    it may have something to do with yesterday when i killed the mdworker process in terminal becaues it was eating up too much cpu

    spotlight doesnt find anything besides dictionary definitions, but it does it really slowly with lots of freezes and beachballs
  2. sd2009 thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 30, 2008
    i fixed it by removing the spotlight index and the spotlight pref files and then restarting.

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