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Hi so I recently restarted my computer and when it started up it starting indexing the spotlight? I've had this computer for almost 2 years and it shouldn't be indexing the spotlight again. Anyway, after it was done I was typing something in the search bar when all of a sudden my Mac just froze. This was the first time my Mac has ever frozen. I was forced to hold down the power button until it shut off and then reboot. After I rebooted everything seems fine and it isn't indexing the spotlight again. Just to be safe I did a PRAM reset. So does anyone know what caused this? Should I be worried?
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After the whole fiasco yesterday with your home folder, I won't even venture to guess what might be the problem. Chances are your Spotlight index was corrupted and it opted to re-index. You may also have permissions issues, which can be resolved by running verify/repair disk and verify/repair permissions in Disk Utility (First Aid tab).

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After the whole fiasco yesterday with your home folder, I won't even venture to guess what might be the problem. Chances are your Spotlight index was corrupted and it opted to re-index. You may also have permissions issues, which can be resolved by running verify/repair disk and verify/repair permissions in Disk Utility (First Aid tab).
Already done that. Thanks though. So what makes you think that my permissions are messed up?
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Modifications to the home folder structure can yield unpredictable results with permissions.

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Modifications to the home folder structure can yield unpredictable results with permissions.
Oh ok. So do you think anything else was messed up though?
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