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Can't Re-Index Spotlight

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Dec 12, 2010 8:06 PM
Hi there,

Spotlight has been acting weirdly for me lately so I was going to try and reindex it. However, it's not letting me.

If I try and add the Mac HD to the Privacy list as an Admin user, it gives me a Privacy List Error saying "unknown error".
http://www.digitrance.com/downloads/spotlight-privacy-list-error.png

And if I try and run "mdutil -E /" as an admin user it tells me there is no index?
http://www.digitrance.com/downloads/spotlight-no-index.png

Thanks for any help you can provide…
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (36,565 points)
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    Dec 12, 2010 8:15 PM (in response to JesusTrance)
    Onyx > Maintenance > Reset > Spotlight Index

    [10.4: Force Spotlight to reindex a drive|http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20050424201429961]

    Note it says you have to use sudo as part of the Terminal command
    G4 Quicksilver 2x800MHz 2x120GB HDs 1.5GB RAM 10.4.11/9.2.2, 2xG3beige, IIci. iTunes 7.5, QT7, QTP2.5.1

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