Spotlight stopped working ... if I go to spotlight search (top right), it just hangs.
Same with Apple-F in Finder ... it causes Finder to hang for a minute or so. Cannot search.
I went to Spotlight Sys Prefs. Switching to Privacy Tab takes like 10 seconds. Then If I try to add a drive to Privacy tab, it either crashes SysPrefs, or gives me this:
So I tried all kinds of things I found online, like
sudo mdutil -a -i off sudo mdutil -i on sudo mdutil -a -E -v sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.metadata.mds.plist sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.metadata.mds.plist sudo mdutil -aEv sudo rm -rf /.Spotlight-V100 sudo rm -rf /Volumes/0/.Spotlight-V100
I tried rebooting from a backup System drive & repairing permissions from Disk Utility.
But it still doesn't work!
Help! OSX 10.6.8
Update: some more weirdness:
The plist for mds tries to launch
But if I look inside
I see that
Support is just a hardlink to
Support -> Versions/Current/Support
Then looking inside
Versions I see only one folder called
A and inside that are
Headers, Metadata, Resources, Support -- and inside
Should I edit my
com.apple.metadata.mds.plist to launch
What the heck is this