In comp.sys.mac.apps Jolly Roger <jolly...@pobox.com
> On 2021-07-03, Wolffan <akwo...@zoho.com
> > On 2021 Jul 02, Ant wrote
> > (in article<bZGdnUE8CMjNDkL9...@earthlink.com
> >> In comp.sys.mac.apps Wolffan<akwo...@zoho.com
> >>> On 2021 Jul 01, Ant wrote
> >>> (in article<XeGdnWshZZWW-kP9...@earthlink.com
> >>>> It seems I have to do it monthly
> >>>> (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201716
) since it is not finding all
> >>>> matched Office documents in Documents folder. This never happened in
> >>>> older versions like Mojave v10.14. :(
> >>>> Thank you for reading and hopefully answering soon. :)
> >> > I???ve never manually rebuilt the Spotlight index in Big Sur. I last rebuilt
> >> > the Spotlight index manually five or six years ago. Doing an update install
> >> > usually rebuilds the Spotlight index automatically on reboot. There is
> >> > usually no reason to rebuild the index after that.
> >> > Why do you think that you need to rebuild the index? Are you having problems
> >> > with a search?
> >> Yes, it doesn't see all the thousands of Office files in ~/Documents.
> >> Rebuilding Spotlight fixes it temporarily. :(
> > Ah...
> > 1 stick files in subdirectories, not all in one directory.
> > 2 check your system; Spotlight isn???t supposed to lose files unless
> > there???s a directory problem. Run Disk Utility.
> > 3 create a _full_ backup, using Time Machine or a utility like Carbon Copy
> > Cloner, or, preferably, _two_ backups, one with Time Machine and one with CCC
> > or whatever. Compare the backups. If there are differences, you have
> > significant directory damage. Nuke the volume, do a full restore, using both
> > backups. You almost certainly have low-level problems on that volume, doing a
> > full backup (two backups, and check to see if there are differences) a
> > reformat and restore should fix it. Unless there???s a hardware problem, and
> > you need a new drive.
> > Having to rebuild the Spotlight index all the time is not normal. It???s a
> > sign that your volume has a problem. Fix the problem, not the symptom.
> Yep. Something is definitely wrong.
Yeah, I need to figure out what is wrong since it happened again late
last night after reindexing a few days ago. It was not finding all
matched Office documents in Documents folder (almost 1,700 files and 16
GB). 2020 Intel MacBook Pro's Disk Utility app found nothing wrong.
Reboot didn't help. :(