Blog/20130321 Spotlight fix

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Spotlight in OS X has always been of a mixed blessing. Now on OS 10.7.5 it's no different. So it just broken again.

sudo mdutil -E VOLUME
sudo mdutil -i on/off VOLUME

didn't work with error: 'Error: unexpected indexing state. kMDConfigSearchLevelTransitioning' or 'Error: Index is already changing state. Please try again in a moment.'

This comment thread of this post here suggested

sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.metadata.mds.plist

sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.metadata.mds.plist

which re-enabled spotlight! Thanks!!


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