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Cannot Exclude Swap Directory from Spotlight: The item couldn't be added or removed because of an unknown error

Since my Macbook Pro (Big Sur 11.6) is burning through its battery power really quickly with mds_store clocking the most CPU usage, running the following command sudo fs_usage -w -f filesys mds_stores ...
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Tracing the source of "There was a problem connecting to the server" alerts

After upgrading from MacOS 10.6 to 10.8, I keep getting alerts on my MBP saying "There was a problem connecting to the server xyz". The thing is, there is no longer a machine called "xyz" on my ...
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Excessive Logs from MDS in Console

On my Mac, In the Console, there is an excessive amount of logging from the 'mds' process. mds is the service that runs Spotlight. It is also integral to Time Machine, apparently. Small sample (In ...
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