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.


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