Spotlight won't stop indexing

macswitcha2

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Oct 18, 2008
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I've noticed that spotlight has been indexing my HD for a a couple of days now. What gives?
 

sososowhat

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Feb 20, 2003
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Palo Alto, CA
I'm having a similar problem (& posted a similar thread later Sunday, so far with no replies). For me it doesn't get beyond Estimating Time, and the system log shows mdworker crashing. Are your symptoms similar?
 

Spider.Pig

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Sep 12, 2012
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Same

I'm having the same problem. Its been happening for the past 10 days. I will be taking it to the Apple store next wednesday to sort this and a few other hardware problems.
 

Spider.Pig

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Sep 12, 2012
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Kingston, UK
I managed to solve this problem. I did a clean install of Lion and its stopped indexing. The First time I booted after installation the spotlight started indexing for a few minutes and then it finished it.
 

3bs

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May 20, 2011
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Dublin, Ireland
As far as I know after upgrading to 10.8.2 from 10.7.5 it finished indexing just fine but now from time to time whenever I go to do a spotlight search I notice it's indexing for a few seconds and stops. Any ideas why or how to stop this? It's been about a week since I upgraded.
 

Philippe Carino

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Mar 17, 2013
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As far as I know after upgrading to 10.8.2 from 10.7.5 it finished indexing just fine but now from time to time whenever I go to do a spotlight search I notice it's indexing for a few seconds and stops. Any ideas why or how to stop this? It's been about a week since I upgraded.
Do you mean upgrading to Mountain Lion solves this out?

Thanks in advance for your kind feedback.

Cheers,

Philippe