What is rebuilding spotlight?

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

  1. seasurfer macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2007
    I saw this option in Onyx, why do we need to rebuild?
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    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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