[X4U] Any way to force a spotlight index update?

John Baltutis baltwo at san.rr.com
Mon May 9 12:41:52 PDT 2005

On 05/08/05, Michael Elliott <michaelelliott at mac.com> wrote:
> Does anybody know of a way to force an update of Spotlight indexing?
> I have several external firewire drives, and notice that neither
> spotlight or command-F searches will show up files that I KNOW are
> present on one of the drives.
> I've seen posts on macnn and macfixit regarding this, but nobody has
> any suggestions about how to force a spotlight update.
> any suggestions?

See man mdutil.

mdutil -E /Volumes/"volume name" ---w/o quotes, should do it.

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