This morning I installed a driver for a microphone and soon after Spotlight has been crashing on and off.
I have un-installed the driver, rebooted it multiple times but the problems persists.
Problem still there on this user in Safe Mode but under a different user Spotlight works fine.
I have done a few things that I found online which did not work:
- Repair Disk
- Indexing spotlight
I have found the DiagnosticReports folder which has over 20 reports for Spotlight for today. I don’t know what to do with them, here is part of the latest one. If anyone can help me I would appreciate it.
Process: Spotlight  Path: /System/Library/CoreServices/Spotlight.app/Contents/MacOS/Spotlight Identifier: com.apple.Spotlight Version: 1.0 (1191.2.6) Build Info: SpotlightUI-1191002006000000~7 Code Type: X86-64 (Native) Parent Process: ???  Responsible: Spotlight  User ID: 501 Date/Time: 2023-05-19 14:46:24.312 +0100 OS Version: Mac OS X 10.13.3 (17D102) Report Version: 12 Anonymous UUID: F76E4868-F760-767E-9169-4E9862CC2362 Time Awake Since Boot: 15000 seconds System Integrity Protection: enabled Crashed Thread: 4 Dispatch queue: com.apple.root.default-qos Exception Type: EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT) Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000 Exception Note: EXC_CORPSE_NOTIFY Application Specific Information: *** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInvalidArgumentException', reason: '*** -[__NSPlaceholderDictionary initWithObjects:forKeys:count:]: attempt to insert nil object from objects' terminating with uncaught exception of type NSException abort() called