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Question: Disk Utility and Indexing ?

Running Sierra on a MacBook Pro. Manage to get it to a stable condition. Then have to reboot for whatever reason - after several days of running say. Invariably fails to shutdown or restart properly - hangs. When it comes back I have lost one of the internal hard drives (an SSD), Disk Utility can't find ANY disks, and all Mail and Spotlight indexing is lost.


Go into recovery mode, Disk Utility ok, do First Aid on the drives, all ok. Then reboot - same outcome as before. Have tried PRAM reset.


How are Disk Utility and Indexing related ?


How does Disk Utility work in Recovery mode, but not in Normal mode ?


Will continue random combinations of shutdown / restart / recovery mode etc until it magically comes back - with both internal drivers present and Indexing kicked off again.


There has to be something lurking in my boot script ? That sometimes works , sometimes doesn't.........

MacBook Pro, macOS Sierra (10.12.6), 8Gb Memory

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Apr 23, 2018 5:02 AM in response to Robin Curtis In response to Robin Curtis

“System modifications - There are a large number of system modifications running in the background.”

Indeed a large number. Maybe you need all that, but probably not.


There is a lot of old stuff in there that wouldn’t be supported/functional on Sierra anyway, so best to remove it thoroughly.

All of them have items listed that suggest obsolete or forgotten software: Unsigned Files, Startup Items, Third party Kernel Extensions, Launch Agents, Launch Daemons, User Launch Agents, Internet Plug-ins, User Internet Plug-ins, Audio Plug-ins, Safari Extensions, 3rd Party Preference Panes.

Do review your need for each them, and remove the ones you can live without or maybe re-install again later. “Less is more 😉 ”


As for your original question: You can force a complete re-indexing, which should give you sort of a clean slate, and that may solve existing indexing problems.

How to rebuild the Spotlight index on your Mac - Apple Support

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Apr 23, 2018 3:36 AM in response to Urquhart1244 In response to Urquhart1244

EtreCheck -4 Report - all sorts buried in here.............

EtreCheck version: 4.2.1 (4C020)

Report generated: 2018-04-23 10:32:03

Download EtreCheck from https://etrecheck.com

Runtime: 12:30

Performance: Poor


Problem: Other problem

Description:

Disk Utility not finding disk information + loss of Spotlight & Mail indexing.


Major Issues:

Anything that appears on this list needs immediate attention.


Poor performance - EtreCheck report took over 10 minutes to run. This is very unusual.


Minor Issues:

These issues do not need immediate attention but they may indicate future problems.


Heavy RAM usage - This machine is using a large amount of RAM.

Apps crashing - There have been numerous app crashes.

Unsigned files - There is unsigned software installed. They appear to be legitimate but should be reviewed.

System modifications - There are a large number of system modifications running in the background.

Vintage hardware - This machine may be considered vintage.


Hardware Information:

MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010) - Vintage!

MacBook Pro Model: MacBookPro6,2

1 2.66 GHz Intel Core i7 (i7) CPU: 2-core

8 GB RAM At maximum

BANK 0/DIMM0 - 4 GB DDR3 1067 ok

BANK 1/DIMM0 - 4 GB DDR3 1067 ok

Battery: Health = Normal - Cycle count = 422


Video Information:

Intel HD Graphics - VRAM: 288 MB

NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M - VRAM: 512 MB

DELL P2214H 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz


Drives:

disk0 - KINGSTON SUV400S37240G 240.06 GB (Solid State - TRIM: No)

Internal SATA 3 Gigabit Serial ATA


disk1 - TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075 750.16 GB (Mechanical)

Internal SATA 3 Gigabit Serial ATA


Network:

Interface ZTEUSBModem_: ZTEUSBModem

Interface fw0: FireWire

Interface en1: Wi-Fi

802.11 a/b/g/n

Interface en2: Bluetooth PAN

Interface ZTEUSBDIAGPort_: ZTEUSBDIAGPort

Interface ZTEUSBATPort_: ZTEUSBATPort

Interface en0: Ethernet

One IPv4 address

Interface en1: Wi-Fi 2

802.11 a/b/g/n


System Software:

macOS Sierra 10.12.6 (16G1212)

Time since boot: About 3 hours

System Load: 4.65 (1 min ago) 2.26 (5 min ago) 1.42 (15 min ago)


Security:

System Status
Gatekeeper Mac App Store and identified developers
System Integrity Protection Enabled


Unsigned Files:

Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.oracle.java.Helper-Tool.plist

Executable: /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Resources/Helper-Tool

Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.adobe.SwitchBoard.plist

Executable: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/SwitchBoard/SwitchBoard.app/Contents/MacOS/launch.switchboard

Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: /Library/LaunchAgents/com.radiosilenceapp.agent.plist

Executable: /Applications/Radio Silence.app/Contents/MacOS/Radio Silence -silent

Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.barebones.authd.plist

Executable: /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.barebones.authd

Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.adobe.ARM.***.plist

Executable: /Applications/Adobe Reader 9__/Adobe Reader.app/Contents/MacOS/Updater/Adobe Reader Updater Helper.app/Contents/MacOS/Adobe Reader Updater Helper

Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/cn.com.zte.PPPMonitor.plist

Executable: /Library/Application Support/ZTE/PPPMonitord

Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.prey.agent.plist

Executable: /usr/local/lib/prey/current/bin/prey

Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.adobe.versioncueCS3.plist

Executable: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Version Cue CS3/Server/bin/VersionCueCS3d

Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: /Library/LaunchAgents/com.seagate.SeagateStorageGauge.plist

Executable: /Library/Application Support/Seagate/Seagate Storage Gauge.app/Contents/MacOS/Seagate Storage Gauge -doautolnch /Library/Application Support/Seagate/Seagate Storage Gauge.app

Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.huawei.mbbservice.plist

Executable: /Library/StartupItems/MobileBrServ/mbbservice

Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.equinux.VPNTracker6.agent.plist

Executable: /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.equinux.VPNTracker6.agent

Launchd: /Library/LaunchAgents/com.oracle.java.Java-Updater.plist

Executable: /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Resources/Java Updater.app/Contents/MacOS/Java Updater -bgcheck

Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.iospirit.candelair.daemon.plist

Executable: /Library/StartupItems/CandelairPrefsTool/CandelairPrefsTool

Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.amazon.music.plist

Executable: /Applications/Amazon Music.app/Contents/MacOS/Amazon Music Helper

Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: /Library/LaunchAgents/com.sierrawireless.SwitchTool.plist

Executable: /Library/Sierra/SierraDevSupport

Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: /Library/LaunchAgents/com.metakine.handsoff.agent.plist

Executable: /Library/Handsoff/HandsOffAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/HandsOffAgent

Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.metakine.handsoff.daemon.plist

Executable: /Library/Handsoff/HandsOffDaemon

Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.bombich.ccc.plist

Executable: /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.bombich.ccc

Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.iospirit.candelair.sync.plist

Executable: /Library/StartupItems/CandelairPrefsTool/CandelairPrefsTool

Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist

Executable: /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper

Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.barebones.textwrangler.plist

Executable: /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.barebones.textwrangler

Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.google.GoogleML.plist

Executable: /Library/Google/GoogleML/GoogleML.bundle/Contents/MacOS/googleml-modwatch

Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: /Library/LaunchAgents/com.adobe.CS5ServiceManager.plist

Executable: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/CS5ServiceManager/CS5ServiceManager.app/Contents/MacOS/CS5Service Manager -launchedbylogin

Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.skype.skype.shareagent.plist

Executable: /Applications/Skype.app/Contents/Library/LaunchServices/com.skype.skype.shareag ent.bundle/Contents/MacOS/com.skype.skype.shareagent

Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK


Kernel Extensions:

/Library/Extensions

[Loaded] LittleSnitch.kext (Objective Development Software GmbH, 4.0.3 - SDK 10.11)

[Loaded] LogitechHIDDevices.kext (Logitech Inc., 3.9.5 - SDK 10.8)

[Not Loaded] LogitechUnifying.kext (Logitech Inc., 1.3.5 - SDK 10.8)

[Loaded] CoriolisOnlineHelper.kext (Coriolis Systems Limited, 536 - SDK 10.10)

[Not Loaded] CoriolisSnapshot.kext (Coriolis Systems Limited, 122 - SDK 10.10)

[Not Loaded] com.equinux.VPNTracker6.kext (6.9.2 - SDK 10.4)

[Not Loaded] MBBUSBMassStorageDeviceClass.kext (HUAWEI DEVICE USA INC., 3.7.3 - SDK 10.10)

[Not Loaded] MBBDataCardECMDriver_10_9.kext (HUAWEI DEVICE USA INC., 5.00.00.00 - SDK 10.8)

[Not Loaded] LAN7500.kext (Microchip Technology Inc., 2.0.6 - SDK 10.10)

[Not Loaded] VBoxDrv.kext (3.2.10)

[Not Loaded] VBoxNetAdp.kext (3.2.10)

[Not Loaded] VBoxNetFlt.kext (3.2.10)

[Not Loaded] VBoxUSB.kext (3.2.10)


/Library/Extensions/MBBDataCardECMDriver_10_9.kext/Contents/PlugIns

[Not Loaded] MBBAppUSBCDCECMControl.kext (HUAWEI DEVICE USA INC., 4.2.1 - SDK 10.8)

[Not Loaded] MBBAppUSBCDCECMData.kext (HUAWEI DEVICE USA INC., 4.2.1 - SDK 10.8)


/Library/StartupItems/BRESINKx86Monitoring

[Not Loaded] BRESINKx86Monitoring.kext (2.0)


/System/Library/Extensions

[Loaded] Soundflower.kext (1.6.6 - SDK 10.6)

[Not Loaded] FTDIUSBSerialDriver.kext (2.2.16)

[Not Loaded] ZTEUSBCDCACMData.kext (ZTEDriver_MacV1.3.1)

[Not Loaded] ZTEUSBMassStorageFilter.kext (ZTEDriver_MacV1.3.1)

[Not Loaded] VideoGlide.kext (1.4.6)

[Loaded] RBIOKitHelper.kext (1.21 - SDK 10.6)

[Not Loaded] HandsOff.kext (2.0.2 - SDK 10.6)

[Not Loaded] HotSync Classic Seize.kext (3.2.1)

[Not Loaded] ProlificUsbSerial.kext (2.2.0)

[Loaded] Seagate Storage Driver.kext (5.1.1 (26511))

[Not Loaded] SierraDIPSupport.kext (1.0.0.7)

[Not Loaded] SierraFSRSupport.kext (3.0.0.3 - SDK 10.6)

[Not Loaded] SierraHSRSupport.kext (3.0.0.18 - SDK 10.6)

[Not Loaded] SierraIPDirect.kext (1.1.5)

[Not Loaded] osx-pl2303.kext (1.0.0d1 - SDK 10.8)

[Not Loaded] CoolBook2.kext (2.0.4)


/System/Library/Extensions/RBIOKitHelper.kext/Contents/PlugIns

[Not Loaded] RBTSRPlugin.kext (1.18 - SDK 10.6)


/System/Library/Extensions/Seagate Storage Driver.kext/Contents/PlugIns

[Not Loaded] SeagateLeafPowSecDriver_10_4.kext (5.1.1 (26511))

[Loaded] SeagateLeafPowSecDriver_10_5.kext (5.1.1 (26511))

[Not Loaded] SeagateDriveIcons.kext (5.1.1 (26511))


/System/Library/Extensions/VideoGlide.kext/Contents/PlugIns

[Not Loaded] VideoGlideAudio.kext (1.4.6)

[Not Loaded] VideoGlideNoSeizeAppleUSBAudio.kext (1.4.6)

[Not Loaded] VideoGlideNoSeizeClassic.kext (1.4.6)


Startup Items:

BRESINKx86Monitoring Path: /Library/StartupItems/BRESINKx86Monitoring

IPSecuritasDaemon Path: /Library/StartupItems/IPSecuritasDaemon

ParallelsTransporter Path: /Library/StartupItems/ParallelsTransporter

RetroRun Path: /Library/StartupItems/RetroRun

VideoGlide Startup Path: /Library/StartupItems/VideoGlide Startup

VirtualBox Path: /Library/StartupItems/VirtualBox


System Launch Agents:

[Not Loaded] 7 Apple tasks
[Loaded] 184 Apple tasks
[Running] 94 Apple tasks


System Launch Daemons:

[Not Loaded] 38 Apple tasks
[Loaded] 173 Apple tasks
[Running] 105 Apple tasks
[Other] 4 Apple tasks


Launch Agents:

[Loaded] com.radiosilenceapp.agent.plist (? d3b2fc0c - installed 2011-09-14)
[Running] com.sierrawireless.SwitchTool.plist (? f4fe8c02 - installed 2012-08-23)
[Running] com.metakine.handsoff.agent.plist (? bf91f7cf - installed 2012-07-07)
[Running] at.obdev.LittleSnitchHelper.plist (Objective Development Software GmbH - installed 2017-09-29)
[Running] at.obdev.LittleSnitchUIAgent.plist (Objective Development Software GmbH - installed 2017-09-29)
[Loaded] com.microsoft.update.agent.plist (Microsoft Corporation - installed 2018-04-11)
[Running] com.seagate.SeagateStorageGauge.plist (? 502453cc - installed 2011-07-26)
[Loaded] com.adobe.CS5ServiceManager.plist (? 40cdc1ff - installed 2012-01-23)
[Not Loaded] com.teamviewer.teamviewer_desktop.plist (? 5984e04 - installed 2016-12-21)
[Not Loaded] com.teamviewer.teamviewer.plist (? bb938493 - installed 2016-12-21)
[Not Loaded] com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist (? ffb65062 - installed 2012-09-18)
[Running] com.Logitech.Control Center.Daemon.plist (? 209c949 - installed 2016-10-05)
[Loaded] com.google.keystone.agent.plist (Google, Inc. - installed 2018-02-04)
[Running] com.leapmotion.Leap-Motion.plist (Leap Motion, Inc. - installed 2015-12-14)
[Loaded] com.oracle.java.Java-Updater.plist (? c63c78bd - installed 2017-12-20)


Launch Daemons:

[Loaded] com.iospirit.candelair.sync.plist (? 949470b9 - installed 2013-01-16)
[Running] com.metakine.handsoff.daemon.plist (? 4c15aef7 - installed 2012-07-07)
[Running] com.eltima.eveusb.daemon.plist (ELTIMA LLC - installed 2017-04-26)
[Loaded] com.apple.aelwriter.plist (Apple - installed 2011-10-13)
[Loaded] com.microsoft.autoupdate.helper.plist (Microsoft Corporation - installed 2018-04-11)
[Loaded] uk.co.canimaansoftware.ClamXavHelperUpdater.plist (Mark Allan - installed 2018-01-09)
[Other] com.radiosilenceapp.nke.PrivateEye.plist (Apple - installed 2018-01-19)
[Loaded] com.iospirit.candelair.daemon.plist (? b0b9973 - installed 2013-01-16)
[Not Loaded] com.teamviewer.teamviewer_service.plist (? e6c7921e - installed 2016-12-21)
[Running] com.apple.qmaster.qmasterd.plist (Apple - installed 2010-08-26)
[Running] com.leapmotion.leapd.plist (Leap Motion, Inc. - installed 2015-12-14)
[Loaded] com.bombich.ccc.plist (? 41245744 - installed 2013-03-17)
[Not Loaded] com.bombich.ccc.scheduledtask.C1249E01-464F-4F3D-847E-8D58DF257F66.plist (? 9093449d - installed 2013-04-22)
[Running] at.obdev.littlesnitchd.plist (Objective Development Software GmbH - installed 2017-09-29)
[Not Loaded] com.retrospect.retroengine.plist (? 678df349 - installed 2017-01-23)
[Loaded] com.teamviewer.Helper.plist (? 7f4bf3e7 - installed 2016-12-21)
[Running] com.cleverfiles.cfbackd.plist (? 65468217 - installed 2014-01-20)
[Running] com.huawei.mbbservice.plist (? d59902d6 - installed 2015-02-14)
[Loaded] com.adobe.SwitchBoard.plist (? 856489a3 - installed 2012-01-23)
[Loaded] com.adobe.fpsaud.plist (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2018-03-27)
[Loaded] com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist (? 6d8cb30e - installed 2010-08-25)
[Loaded] com.oracle.java.Helper-Tool.plist (? e3fefdd2 - installed 2017-12-20)
[Loaded] com.equinux.VPNTracker6.agent.plist (? ddf23a4e - installed 2013-06-16)
[Other] com.radiosilenceapp.nke.plist (Apple - installed 2018-01-19)
[Running] cn.com.zte.PPPMonitor.plist (? 23e42f9c - installed 2009-10-31)
[Not Loaded] com.barebones.textwrangler.plist (? d1ef2342 - installed 2010-10-01)
[Loaded] com.barebones.authd.plist (? 7d7988a6 - installed 2012-04-26)
[Not Loaded] com.apple.installer.cleanupinstaller.plist (Apple - installed 2018-01-06)
[Loaded] uk.co.canimaansoftware.ClamXavHelper.plist (Mark Allan - installed 2018-01-09)
[Not Loaded] com.retrospect.retroisa.plist (? de2a61a8 - installed 2017-01-23)
[Loaded] com.adobe.versioncueCS3.plist (? e716f322 - installed 2011-10-17)
[Loaded] com.google.keystone.daemon.plist (Google, Inc. - installed 2018-03-06)
[Other] com.google.GoogleML.plist (? 1c408a2f - installed 2008-03-24)
[Other] com.prey.agent.plist (? 714c4ad6 - installed 2017-11-02)
[Loaded] com.regularrateandrhythm.rowmotehelperaide.plist (? cdec4cf2 - installed 2013-03-07)


User Launch Agents:

[Loaded] com.dropbox.DropboxMacUpdate.agent.plist (Dropbox, Inc. - installed 2018-04-13)
[Loaded] uk.co.canimaansoftware.clamxav.UninstallWatcher.plist (Mark Allan - installed 2018-01-09)
[Loaded] com.logmein.GoToMeeting.G2MUpdate.plist (Citrix Online LLC - installed 2018-03-20)
[Loaded] com.citrixonline.GoToMeeting.G2MUpdate.plist (Citrix Online LLC - installed 2017-07-27)
[Running] com.amazon.music.plist (? 0 - installed 2017-05-27)
[Loaded] com.adobe.ARM.***.plist (? 0 - installed 2014-08-18)
[Loaded] com.skype.skype.shareagent.plist (? 0 - installed 2018-01-09)
[Loaded] com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist (? 0 - installed 2014-10-01)


User Login Items:

uHD-Agent Application (?

(/Applications/BlueStacks.app/Contents/Runtime/uHD-Agent.app)

PhoneViewHelper Application (Ecamm Network, LLC

(/Users/***/Library/Application Support/PhoneView/PhoneViewHelper.app)

iTunesHelper Application (Apple - installed 2018-04-06)

(/Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/MacOS/iTunesHelper.app)

IP in menu bar Application (?

(/Applications/IP in menu bar/IP in menu bar.app)

Dropbox Application (Dropbox, Inc.

(/Applications/Dropbox.app)

Parallels Toolbox Application (Parallels International GmbH

(/Applications/Parallels Toolbox.app)


Internet Plug-ins:

MeetingJoinPlugin: 1.0 (installed 2017-06-19)

o1dbrowserplugin: 5.41.3.0 (installed 2015-12-16)

Google Earth Web Plug-in: 6.0 (installed 2011-05-17)

OfficeLiveBrowserPlugin: 12.3.6 (installed 2014-05-26)

Flip4Mac WMV Plugin: 2.3.5.4 (installed 2010-09-10)

Silverlight: 5.1.41212.0 (installed 2016-03-30)

FlashPlayer-10.6: 29.0.0.140 (installed 2018-04-10)

QuickTime Plugin: 7.7.3 (installed 2018-02-04)

Flash Player: 29.0.0.140 (installed 2018-04-10)

googletalkbrowserplugin: 5.41.3.0 (installed 2015-12-11)

iPhotoPhotocast: 7.0 (installed 2008-11-09)

AdobePDFViewer: 10.1.1 (installed 2012-09-17)

SharePointBrowserPlugin: 14.7.7 (installed 2017-09-13)

JavaAppletPlugin: Java 8 Update 161 build 12 (installed 2018-03-08)


User Internet Plug-ins:

BlueStacks Install Detector: 0.3.6 (installed 2015-03-08)

Picasa: 1.0 (installed 2014-07-31)

WebEx64: 1.0 (installed 2014-07-15)


Audio Plug-ins:

DVCPROHDAudio: 1.3.2 (installed 2011-10-14)


Safari Extensions:

ClickToPlugin.safariextz - Marc Hoyois - http://hoyois.github.com/safariextensions/clicktoplugin/ (installed 2014-08-01)
AdBlock.safariextz - BetaFish, Inc. - https://getadblock.com (installed 2017-11-18)
AllMyTube.safariextz - Wondershare - http://www.wondershare.com (installed 2014-10-13)
GiveasyouLive.safariextz - Everyclick Ltd - http://www.giveasyoulive.com (installed 2014-06-24)
YouTube5.safariextz - Connor McKay - http://www.verticalforest.com/youtube5-extension/ (installed 2014-05-14)
Ecosia - The search engine that plants trees.safariextz - Ecosia - https://www.ecosia.org/ (installed 2018-04-10)
ClickToFlash.safariextz - Marc Hoyois - http://hoyois.github.com/safariextensions/clicktoplugin/ (installed 2016-04-04)
OpenIE.safariextz - Parallels - http://www.parallels.com (installed 2013-08-14)
DoNotTrackMe- Online Privacy Protection.safariextz - Abine, the online privacy company. - http://www.abine.com (installed 2014-05-23)
feedly.safariextz - The feedly team - http://www.feedly.com (installed 2013-06-24)
1Password.safariextz - AgileBits - https://agilebits.com/onepassword (installed 2018-03-26)
Ultimate.safariextz - Wondershare - http://www.wondershare.com (installed 2012-12-19)


3rd Party Preference Panes:

Adobe Version Cue CS3 (installed 2011-10-17)

Flash Player (installed 2018-03-27)

Flip4Mac WMV (installed 2010-09-10)

Java (installed 2018-01-22)

Logitech Control Center (installed 2018-01-23)

MacFUSE (installed 2012-01-06)

Perian (installed 2011-07-23)

Retrospect (installed 2016-08-09)

Samsung NTFS-3G (installed 2012-01-06)


Time Machine:

Skip System Files: No

Mobile backups: Yes

Auto backup: Yes

Volumes being backed up:

Destinations:

W******N [Local] (Last used)

Total size: 999.91 GB

Total number of backups: 30

Oldest backup: 2017-12-17 07:49:04

Last backup: 2018-04-22 20:31:01


Top Processes by CPU:

Process (count) Source % of CPU
photoanalysisd Apple 34
photolibraryd Apple 16
WindowServer Apple 8
kernel_task Apple 6
find Apple 3


Top Processes by Memory:

Process (count) Source RAM usage
com.apple.WebKit.WebContent (12) Apple 2.17 GB
kernel_task Apple 865 MB
Safari Apple 547 MB
com.apple.WebKit.WebContent (4) Apple 423 MB
Mail Apple 390 MB


Top Processes by Network Use:

Process Source Input Output
Mail Apple 1 MB 955 KB
eveusbd ELTIMA LLC 471 KB 410 KB
Dropbox Dropbox, Inc. 333 KB 430 KB
com.apple.WebKit.Networking Apple 234 KB 368 KB
mDNSResponder Apple 379 KB 145 KB


Top Processes by Energy Use:

Process (count) Source Energy usage (0-100)
WindowServer Apple 5
Mail Apple 1
com.apple.WebKit.WebContent (12) Apple 0
hidd Apple 0
sysmond Apple 0


Virtual Memory Information:

Available RAM 2.06 GB
Free RAM 38 MB
Used RAM 5.94 GB
Cached files 2.02 GB
Swap Used 246 MB


Diagnostics Information (past 7 days):

2018-04-23 10:02:40 G2MUpdate Crash (7 times)

2018-04-23 07:14:57 BlueStacks.app Crash (12 times)

abort() called

2018-04-23 07:06:49 Last Shutdown Cause: 3 - Hard shutdown (once)

2018-04-23 06:42:34 Parallels Toolbox.app Crash (4 times)


End of report

Apr 23, 2018 3:36 AM

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Apr 23, 2018 5:02 AM in response to Robin Curtis In response to Robin Curtis

“System modifications - There are a large number of system modifications running in the background.”

Indeed a large number. Maybe you need all that, but probably not.


There is a lot of old stuff in there that wouldn’t be supported/functional on Sierra anyway, so best to remove it thoroughly.

All of them have items listed that suggest obsolete or forgotten software: Unsigned Files, Startup Items, Third party Kernel Extensions, Launch Agents, Launch Daemons, User Launch Agents, Internet Plug-ins, User Internet Plug-ins, Audio Plug-ins, Safari Extensions, 3rd Party Preference Panes.

Do review your need for each them, and remove the ones you can live without or maybe re-install again later. “Less is more 😉 ”


As for your original question: You can force a complete re-indexing, which should give you sort of a clean slate, and that may solve existing indexing problems.

How to rebuild the Spotlight index on your Mac - Apple Support

Apr 23, 2018 5:02 AM

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Apr 23, 2018 5:07 AM in response to Urquhart1244 In response to Urquhart1244

Thanks for coming back to me. Much appreciated. It is pretty clear that I need to do a Clean install one of these days to get past these recurring issues. Just summoning up the courage to go for it !! Have been warned that it will take the best part of a day or so............The real mystery is the flip-flop nature of getting different behaviour on restarts.

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