Enable Spotlight Indexing To Re-Index Your Mac Hard Drive [OS X Tips]



A while back, we wrote up a tip on reindexing the hard drive on your Mac using Terminal. Recently, a Cult of Mac reader emailed us to let us know it wasn’t quite working on his end.

I read your post on using terminal to reindex the hard drive on a mac. Any idea why when the command is executed the terminal displays “Indexing disabled.”?

Mike S

Here’s what he had to do to get it working again.