Fixing Spotlight’s issues

After reading Josh’s post about his spotlight woes, I IMed him and  offered a solution.  If spotlight is being a complete pain in the ass, go to Terminal (or Finder if you have hidden files shown).  Find the .Spotlight-V100 file in the root “/” volume of your Mac.  Type in “rm .Spotlight-v100”.  This will remove the spotlight index file from that drive.  Reboot your mac.  It should start re-indexing again upon login.  I would recommend doing this for every volume that you’re having problems with, before you reboot.  It will take spotlight a bit to go and re-index everything.  So be patient.