Spotlight problem in 10.5.6?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by VaatiKaiba, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. VaatiKaiba macrumors 6502

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    I was just wondering if anyone was having the same problem as me. I installed 10.5.6 yesterday, and now Spotlight keeps freezing / crashing (just Spotlight, everything else is fine). I can't see if it's related to 10.5.6 or not (I'm not techie enough), but just wondering if anyone else has experienced this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. FSMBP macrumors 68020

    FSMBP

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    Same exact problem. I've only experienced this in 10.5.6. Sometimes I'll search, and I get a "beachball" and it just quits.

    I attached a Console report if this helps anyone know why. Also, I cannot recreate the problem, it just randomly happens.
     

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  3. scott:mac macrumors regular

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    Probably a update problem, Youd probably have to reinstall Mac OS X and install the combo updates again..

    This happened with my 10.5.2 update before - There were also several more problems, I ended up doing a full "Archive and Install".
    Unless you can live with the problem that is.
     
  4. om3ga macrumors newbie

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    I would try deleting the "com.apple.spotlight.plist" from /Home/Library/Preferences .Repair Permissions from Applications/Utilities/Disk Utilities. Another alternative would be to download a free application named "Main Menu" and Rebuild Spotlight Index. :apple:
     
  5. FSMBP macrumors 68020

    FSMBP

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    I deleted my Preference file, hoping that solves the issue.

    I just did a fresh install of Mac OS X (Erase & Install) three days ago; so I'm thinking its an update issue. But like I said, I'm giving the preference file technique a shot.

    Even though I didn't start the thread, thanks for the help guys!
     
  6. scott:mac macrumors regular

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    No Problem xD

    As your already here - Why not contribute to other posts?
    =]
     

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