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09-09-2006, 08:26 PM
I have a question about Spotlight and indexing. I have read in the FAQ how to disable indexing on the external drive. However, I don't think that is my issue. I have used SuperDuper to copy my iMac to an external drive. When I boot from the external drive, it seems to take much longer than expected. Once it does load OSX, everything runs slow as spotlight is "indexing". Indexing takes about 2 hours to complete. I can run other apps while this happens, but it does slow down the sytem. Is there a reason it must re-index after a clone? Would stoping it from indexint the external drive help this situation? Your help is greatly appreciated.


09-09-2006, 08:39 PM
As far as we can tell, when you boot from the external drive, all the paths to all the various files have changed, so Spotlight reindexes the drive. There's not much you can do, unfortunately.