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Spotlight indexing may hang if Finale is installed
Authored by: MacUser06 on May 29, '10 03:57:34AM

There are some mdimporters that still doesn't work very well with Spotlight under Snow Leopard.
You will easily spot those if you open up Console.app, view all logs, and then search for mdimporter.
You must remove those that gives errormessages. The next step is to rebuild your spotlight index. You do this by entering your whole harddrive in the privacy pane of the Spotlight preferences pane in System Preferences. Then wait a few seconds, and remove it again.
Soon spotlight should get a dot in the magnifying glass of the main menu and start reindexing.

Shold Spotlight still perform badly I.e not use the indexes, then it is time to boot into "safe mode" then use a tool like Onyx or Coctail and clean all the system and kernel caches. -I clean everything expect my browser history.
Then you must repeat the steps from above to rebuild the spotlight indexes.

Best Regards

MacUser06

Edited on May 29, '10 04:04:52AM by MacUser06



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