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Spotlight indexing broken

Posted on 2010-11-30
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I rebooted my Mac a couple days ago and now it won't index anything. I just get the message shown in the screenshot attached (I erased my name from the screenshot).

I have tried:

1. Rebooted.
2. Cleaned font cache with MainMenu.
3. Ran sudo mdutil -E /
4. Ran sudo rm -rf /.Spotlight*
5. Repaired disk permissions.
6. Installed latest updates
7. Rebooted again.

Still no luck. What else can I do?
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Do a Safe boot, holding down the shift key on restart.

If that doesn't do it, Run Disk Warrior. DW will solve problems that you didn't even know that you had.
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Safe boot didn't work, but Disk Warrior file check & repair solved the issue! Spotlight re-indexed and now it is working. Thanks!
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