I am a new Mac user with a brand new MacBook and Spotlight was working fine until I added a large number of files in the Documents folder in my user directory. I noticed that none of the documents were indexed so I tried a trick I read about which was to drag the HD icon to the Privacy area in the Spotlight settings and then removed it which forced a reindexing but the documents in the Document Folder were still not indexed. So, I used the: mdimport -f /path/to/directory command in Terminal to force an indexing of the Documents folder which worked and now the documents are indexed and new documents add correctly. However, now Spotlight is constantly indexing, either "calculating time" or giving estimates of 5-9 hours but then shortly finishing. There are a few moments where it is working normally but then it returns to the above conditions. I almost never am able to use it for searching. HELP!