Mac OSX Spotlight indexing takes forever
Posted on 2010-09-14
I have a user running OSX 10.6.4 with a remote home directory on my windows server. Every time she logs into her machine, the spotlight search will reindex her files and it takes about 5 hours which means she cannot use it for most of the day. Her user profile is very large, about 40gb. Is it just the sheer size of her profile that makes it take so long? I've tried excluding her 20gb of music from the spotlight search, but there is still about 10gb of email and 10gb of files that take forever to index. Any ideas?