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Wayne Chen updated October 25, 2011 at 2:42 PM

To reindex your root drive, follow these 5 commands.

sudo mdutil -i off /Volumes/your_hard_drive_name_1 
sudo mdutil -E /Volumes/your_hard_drive_name_1 
cd / 
sudo rm -fr .Spotlight-V100 
sudo mdutil -i on /Volumes/your_hard_drive_name_1 

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