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Spotlight with index drop outs

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Urs Gruetzner Calculating status...
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Dec 3, 2012 7:54 AM

On OSX.6.8 Server.



(There is a folder structure existing and not modified since beginning of the year. A calendar-like hierarchical structure with a folder 2012 on top, then months 01,02....12 and then days 01, 02 etc)


Spotlight seems not to index all folders correctly. I cannot find files, which should be obviously found with a content search.


It looks like, that in some folders nothing can be found, also with "simple" searches which must produce results.



I have restarted the Server, repaired permissions, reindexed Spotlight with sudo mdutil -E / but no improvement. Spotlight seems to be "blind" on several spots.



What need to bee done?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • UptimeJeff Level 4 Level 4 (3,390 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 6:35 PM (in response to Urs Gruetzner)

    try reindexing a few small groups which you know aren't getting indexed now.


    you can selectively index a folder by dragging it to Spotlight Prefs/Privacy, leave that preference, then go back to it and remove the folder from Privacy.


    Then watch the logs for errors and run a test to see if results are better.


    Not a solution, just a way to narrow things down


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