Spotlight search has become slow..

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by DoodlyDoo, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. DoodlyDoo, Oct 12, 2011
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    DoodlyDoo macrumors newbie

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    I'm not sure what happened, but recently my spotlight search has become slow. Before, when I started to type an application, it would show the application before I finished typing it. Now, it hesitates and loads for 3-5 seconds before it shows other stuff, then the application. Please, anyone. If there is some sort of reset command, or cache I need to delete, please let me know.
     
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  4. macbook pro i5 macrumors 65816

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    yeah so am I 7.2 seems to make it all better
     
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    Problem Fixed

    I finally found it out. You need to restart the indexing process.

    In Terminal, type:

    sudo mdutil -E /

    sudo mdutil -i on /

    It will prompt you for your password. Then after a few seconds, spotlight will begin to index and things will be fast again. :D
     

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