Tuesday, May 23, 2006

More on spotlight

I just deleted my spotlight metadata catalogue and re-indexed. I was expecting a small difference but was pretty impressed to see it reduced from 329MB to 174MB. Took 3 hours for the re-indexing but worth it for my meagre HDD.

The tool I used to delete the database was called Tinkertool. It is shareware and has a host of optimisation and performance tools. five evaulations are allowed for free before you have to pay seven euros.

4 Comments:

Blogger ugli-stix said...

Do you really think it was worth 3 hours to save a few hundred MB? Surely you would have saved more by simply restarting your laptop!

3:45 PM  
Blogger scrumpy said...

Well it was 3 hours of a bit of extra CPU being chewed up and I badly need every MB I can get. If you have a few GB of spare HDD then it's not likely to be so worthwhile.

12:32 AM  
Blogger A Welshman said...

Seriously, sort out the positioning of your adverts!

5:26 AM  
Blogger scrumpy said...

Haha,

You are funny whinger. I tell you what I'll fix it when I submit and I may even allow the bookrater forums to return!

2:08 PM  

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