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CPU problem with Spotlight integration

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I got a new computer. I used the migration service.  Once I did that, I noticed extremely high CPU for "mds_stores," "mdsworker," and "mds." To stop this, I turned off Spotlight. Naturally, Alfred stopped finding files. I have tried to turn Spotlight back on but then the problem returns immediately. I do not want to kill my cpu for the sake of Alfred, but I really miss the file search. Any suggestions? Is this "mds" traffic temporary due to the new computer, maybe? 

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23 minutes ago, historyfan22 said:

Any suggestions? Is this "mds" traffic temporary due to the new computer, maybe? 

 

Yes. It's temporary due to the new computer. Once all your files have been indexed, mds will only "wake up" to index new or changed files. It's pretty important to let it finish, as it's not just Spotlight and Alfred that rely on the index: the internal search of many applications is also powered by the system's metadata index.

 

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