Spotlight won't re-index

Discussion in 'macOS' started by adamzx3, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. adamzx3 macrumors regular

    adamzx3

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    #1
    I tried to re index my spotlight index, and after doing so, it will not index any files unless I manually re open them. I work in a print shop and need to search by the job number of each job....now I cant :eek:

    I did the trick where you add the volume under the privacy and remove, also some of the terminal commands found under osx hints....

    Any Ideas?
     
  2. misterredman macrumors 6502a

    misterredman

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    #2
    May I ask you why you needed to reindex at all?
     
  3. adamzx3 thread starter macrumors regular

    adamzx3

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    After moving 100gb of archives to a server HD, I thought that it would make it faster by making a new smaller index.... :confused:
     
  4. misterredman macrumors 6502a

    misterredman

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    I see. I don't think it was needed, spotlight should handle that automatically. Anyway try this:

    sudo mdutil -i on /
    sudo rm -rf /.Spotlight*
    sudo mdutil -E /
     
  5. adamzx3 thread starter macrumors regular

    adamzx3

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    #5
    Thanks that seemed to work great!

    its not taking 45+ min to index instead of 2 sec :)
     

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