What is rebuilding spotlight?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by seasurfer, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. seasurfer macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    I saw this option in Onyx, why do we need to rebuild?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    Jan 20, 2005
    #2
    Sometimes things get screwed up and you might find your searches returning zero results or just not pulling up certain files you know if should be finding. Rebuilding the Spotlight index manually forces it to go back and rescan everything to build a proper index.
     

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