>>>>>>TL;DR : A) A command line alternative to "command-f" in finder with the search parameters: 1)kind is any 2)System files are included B) Should I be worried about the process mdworker23 C) mds is taking over 100% of cpu along side with 3 mdworker and 2 mdworker23 processes<<<<<<<<< I had installed evernote earlier to try it out, when i figured i didnt like it i try to uninstall it manually as this was suggested the best thorough way to delete installed applications(if u know of alternatives pls let me know). So I command-f in finder, i add the option "system files are included" . So the search parameters i have right now is: 1)kind is any 2)System files are included So i proceed to search the term "evernote", at this point not even the .app file shows up, when i try to do another search nothing shows up.. it appears as if finder is frozen. I close finder and open another folder , do the same thing except the only search parameters i have is: kind is any Now finder shows the "evernote.app" that's in the applications folder. I proceed to add the second search parameter, i search "evernote", nothing changes, only evernote.app appears. After a couple of google searches, I tried doing: " sudo mdutil -E /Volumes/Macintosh* " (why would it need sudo?) I get: "/: indexing enabled " So i do the same thing as before and search for the term "evernote" I finally get some files such as a .plist and 3 other folders beginning with com.apple.evernote.* as i proceed to delete them, I CANT.... i try to search for the term again ... those folders dont appear anymore -.- seems like finder or spotlight is back to being frozen. Now not only is my search function broken, I have 2 "mdworker23" processes running, 3 "mdworker" processes running and mds taking over 100% of my cpu when normally its at 0% and sleeping. My laptop at this point is hot, i can hear the fans running. Is there some sort of command that searches the hard drive thoroughly for files and folders , basically that do the same thing as i was trying to do with the finder with those 2 search parameters.