Spotlight indexing problems

I cleaned files on my hard drive - re-filing of certain documents (pdf files) rename photos - adding text says pictures of things like that.

Have had occasional problems with gel - startup etc - that only seem to happen after a cleaning.

By checking newspapers led to a finder error - saying his flight, or a job did not finish before the closure.

Never really used it yesterday and it deleted all the files the search-, but if it ends up falling on indexing - or anyway to clear it.

I was wondering if the problem is that indexing never delete old stuff - maybe the problem after snow leopard from is that the re-indexing after each update is in fact eventually causing an overflow (leak) because the size of some user data was not provided (or someone to pull).

I'm on snow leopard on a Mac Pro 2008.

Update on this problem...

If you are looking for articles on how Spotlight indexing problems - other sites of mac users - OSXdaily, for example - to have discussions on this topic, including advice on how to use a statement in a terminal to turn it off completely - the problems are similar to those that I have - then it's perhaps a question that has not been reported to Apple.

My problem seems to be a combination of chaining a large number of files and moving them - combined with Time Machine.   I have restore a plu Time Machine folder which contained 1200 small pdf files - which lost some how because of permission issues when I moved them.    As well as readonly files I could not restore them unless I put them in the box and then changed all the permissions read and write.   The older folder was actually the first time machine upward when the main folder in question had been copied from the CD for the office (he gave no permission to write to the subfolders in the main but to load data)

My time machine is now stopped and I ejected the drive until I decide how to restart backup.

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