Happy New Year to all! I use Alfred to search for files in my 12" MacBook, and noticed a few weeks ago very little was coming up. Long story short, I’ve tried to force reindexing Spotlight in every way I could find:
Add, then remove hard disk from the Spotlight privacy prefs
Used Onyx/ CleanMyMac
Used terminal commands:
sudo mdutil -i off /
sudo rm -rf /.Spotlight*
sudo mdutil -i on /
sudo mdutil -E /
Even did a clean install of the Mojave OS and tried above again after restore from backup.
After 24 hours of Spotlight indexing, I can barely see that a tiny sliver of “green” is showing in that Indexing bar when using Spotlight. Activity Monitor shows several MDworker files.
Any help/ thoughts appreciated at this point. I can’t even search Mail and find previous emails! Either re-indexing seems to be stuck on something, or I haven’t given it enough time (and would take weeks at this rate!)- thanks!