what is mdimport process?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by benlee, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. benlee macrumors 65816

    benlee

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    My fans were running at about 4500 rpms and I wasn't doing any intense processes. I checked processes ad mdimport was using around 50% of my cpu. well the % was varying from 10-50 anyway.

    Anyone know what it is?

    Thanks
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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  3. benlee thread starter macrumors 65816

    benlee

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    Thanks

    haha. so was that a bad idea to abort it?

    how often does it do it?
     
  4. cpgneinc macrumors newbie

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    Aborting process during Spotlight

    I noticed mdimport process running on my G4 as well. You can count on it after a backup or a large file transfer. After running my backup, mdimport is active for just a few minutes. I see the activity light going on the front of my external drive after the backup completes. Then, it's done. I would say give your machine the three or four minutes it needs to run this process, it will finish and get out of the way on its own.
     

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