Spotlight Duplication

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  1. NotAdvisable macrumors regular

    NotAdvisable

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    #1
    Hey Guys,

    I'm running the second developer preview of Mavericks, and ever since upgrading from Mountain Lion all of my Spotlight search results have had multiple duplications for every item it finds. It's really annoying and I'd love to hear a solution for it.

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    Any help would be great :)

    Cheers!
     
  2. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    #2
    Rebuild the Spotlight Index:

    1.) Launch ‘Terminal’ (located in /Applications/Utilities/)
    2.) At the command prompt, copy and paste this:

    3.) You will be asked for your password, provide it, as this command requires administrator privelages to run

    You will receive a confirmation message saying that index will be rebuilt. Wait until index is finished rebuilding, this can take a while depending on the size of your hard drive, amount of files, etc.
     
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    NotAdvisable thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you :)

    EDIT: Nope, didn't work! :( Is there a way to delete the entire Spotlight database?
     
  4. NotAdvisable thread starter macrumors regular

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    BUMP: Does anyone else have any ideas? Please?!? :S
     
  5. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    Open Terminal and type:

    Code:
    sudo rm -rf /Users/.Spotlight-V100
    It is a hidden file. I have heard that it is in the root of the drive so it MIGHT be /.Spotlight-V100. I have /Users mounted to a separate partition on a hard drive though so I can't be certain if that changes it for me. You will also almost definitely need to reboot afterward, as Mac tends to keep stuff like this in memory, so deleting the file won't have an affect until after it's cleared from memory.
     
  6. NotAdvisable thread starter macrumors regular

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    #6
    You sir, earn one internet.
    Thank you.
     

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