Spotlight endlessly indexing Mavericks

  • Posted: 06 January 2014 12:38 PM

    Spotlight seems to be constantly re-indexing my two Mavericks machines endlessly! It is beachballing the machines and making it how to find anything in Finder or Mail.

    Anyone else experiencing this?

    I’ve already several times repaired disks, repaired permissions, reset ACLs and used Onyx to reset Spotlight index.

  • Posted: 27 March 2014 12:05 AM #1

    I assume you’ve deleted the old index by adding the drive or volume to the privacy section of spotlight?  After doing that, does spotlight still refuse to finish?

  • Posted: 30 March 2014 11:42 AM #2

    By reviewing the logs, I was able to pinpoint the start of this issue to within hours of installing 10.9.1 update. Apple took detailed data samples from my machine and I didn’t hear back from them for months.

    The problem stopped after installing 10.9.2. This issue must not have made it the list of fixes noted in the release. I am glad it was at least silently fixed, but damn that was a long 3 months!