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    Andres87's Avatar
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    Indexing on startup
    So here I am with another issue on Lion, every time I start up my MBP or restart it spotlight decides to start indexing, this only last like 15 seconds but it slows down my start up time by a few seconds and its been happening for like the last month any tips on how to fix this? oh and by the way I did a clean install on Lion and allowed to index everything which took about 5 hours.

    2011 MBP
    i5
    4gigs of ram
    320HDD

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    Turn off indexing:

    Code:
    sudo mdutil -a -i off

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Turn off indexing:

    Code:
    sudo mdutil -a -i off
    ok I tried that and this happened


    Indexing disabled.
    /.MobileBackups:
    Indexing enabled.
    /Volumes/MobileBackups:
    Index is read-only.
    /Volumes/MobileBackups/Backups.backupdb:
    Index is read-only.
    /Volumes/Time Machine Backups:
    Indexing and searching disabled.
    /Volumes/Time Machine Backups/Backups.backupdb:
    Error: unable to perform operation. (-405)
    Indexing enabled.

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    looks like it worked, I restarted it and it didn't start indexing anymore thanks chscag it just sucks that this is another "feature" that i've had to turn off the other one being local back ups

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    All the the rhetoric it displays with that command is "back talk". Actually it's going thru and resetting. To be honest, I just leave indexing off all the time. I use several other small utilities for search instead of Spotlight.

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