takes FOREVER to turn on due to spotlight

Discussion in 'macOS' started by macmee, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. macmee Suspended

    macmee

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    Every time I turn my computer on spotlight claims that it is "indexing".

    It does this for about 10-15 minutes and then stops.

    It SLOWS DOWN my computer and I'm seriously considering ripping spotlight out just to stop this from happening.

    Does anyone know what I can do?
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    Feb 20, 2009
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    [[ It SLOWS DOWN my computer and I'm seriously considering ripping spotlight out just to stop this from happening. ]]

    I completely disabled Spotlight and removed all the indexes from my drives.

    I don't miss it at all. I've never had a problem finding what I was looking for, and I keep no less that seven mounted volumes on my desktop at all times.

    This terminal command disables spotlight from indexing:
    sudo mdutil -a -i off

    There is a piece of freeware out there called "Spotless" that may still work.

    I believe you can also disable Spotlight using a freeware utility app called "Deeper".
    Deeper can also remove existing index files.
     

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