what the..? (spotlight re-indexing all of the sudden)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by vmachiel, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. vmachiel macrumors 68000

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    #1
    Today, I turned on my mac, and spotlight was re-indexing all of the sudden. I didn't change my drive or any settings for that matter. Why is spotlight doing this
     
  2. PS65 macrumors 6502

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    #2
    New volume, recent repair? Interrupted the last one?

    Hardly a concern, though? Just let it do its thing!
     
  3. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    Sometimes the Spotlight index can get messed up, if it finishes re-indexing without any trouble then I wouldn't worry about it.

    If your worried about any file corruption, open Disk Utility and Verify Disk/Repair Permissions just to make sure everything's ok (make sure you wait for the indexing to finish first).
     

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