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Can someone please tell me what exactly it does when you get info on your hard drive then select the content index section and click index now.


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14in MacBook Pro M1 Max 32GB 2TB
Are you having a problem with indexing? I saw this, this morning.
macFixIt said:
Troubleshooting Mac OS X 10.2.x: Content indexing problems follow-up
We previously reported on a problem with content indexing under OS X 10.2.x, where attempting to index certain folders for content searching results in a never-ending index process and Finder crashes. Several MacFixIt readers have since suggested third-party alternatives to the Finder's content indexing if you want to search the content of files: EasyFind and iPassepartout.

In terms of solving the problem, reader Dave Wilson reports that after experiencing the same problem, disabling the haxie WindowShade X "restored indexing capability immediately."

Are you experiencing indexing problems? Does disabling WindowShade help?

Indexing is used in creating a database of items, in this case files on your hard disk. Once a disk is indexed, it make it faster to find something located on the indexed hard disk.

Hopefully this is of some help.

The MacFixIt information is just FYI, unless you are having a problem.

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