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I forced a Spotlight delete and reindex in Terminal with the command:

sudo mdutil -E /

Now Spotlight seems to not only constantly index, but also create huge (10+GB) cache files over the course of just a couple weeks.

Is there a way to "reverse" whatever that command did to Spotlight, or simply to fix this excessive caching issue?

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Are there any relevant messages showing in – Ashley Jun 1 '13 at 15:10
Do you mean files in /.Spotlight-V100/Store-V*/*/Cache/? Have you already tried running sudo mdutil -E / again? – user495470 Jun 2 '13 at 3:59
"create huge cache files" is not the same as "caching huge files". Which did you mean? Please be precise. – D.W. Jun 2 '13 at 5:49

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