2548 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 26, 2010 12:19 AM by K Shaffer
You may have to do a little research into how to stop Spotlight indexing.
There are a few ways and means of doing so; one of them may work.
Mac OS X 10.5 Help: stop Spotlight indexing - google search results
Some third party utilities or apps have options that can affect the way
Spotlight works; a few will force Spotlight to re-index drives. Some
can be used to disable indexing completely. And some have a fee.
At times, if the system's own 'repair disk permissions' in the Utilities folder
won't do a task, you may have to boot the computer from the Installer DVD
and then in the options menu in the header of Installer, you can choose to
run Disk Utility; with the computer running from the DVD, there are more
options. One of them is to 'repair disk' and you can 'repair permissions.'
Sometimes, even a basic start up in SafeBoot mode (shift key held down
until login screen appears, then login) and then run the system's Disk
Utility and repair disk permissions. And when done, quit DU & restart.
Finding out why something doesn't work correctly may be longer than
using some other path to see if it can be made to work properly. Some
of the system logs and files will tell what is going on, but they can be
hard to read. There are crash logs, and other logs in Console utility in
the Utilities folder; there may be some in System Profiler's software logs.
Usually preventative system maintenance, to include using a handy tool
such as the free running OnyX utility from Titanium Software, can help.
Titanium Software - OnyX:
I have that, and run it once in awhile, in an Automation selection, with
most of the checkbox options tagged to run; and also have this utility
set to restart the computer after it is done. This can take awhile to do.
Good luck & happy computing!