Files with indexdirectory file extension can be found as temporary files generated by Mac OS X Spotlight indexing function.

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Software that works with indexdirectory file extension

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INDEXDIRECTORY file - macOS (OS X) Spotlight data

What is indexdirectory file? How to open indexdirectory files?

File type specification:

Temporary file type icon Temporary file type

The indexdirectory file extension is related to Spotlight, an indexing process of Mac OS X (macOS).

Whenever an USB flash disk is plugged to a Mac computer, Spotlights creates two hidden folders .trashes and .spotlight-V100 on it.

The indexdirectory file is created inside the .spotlight-V100 folder. These files are most likely used only for indexing purposes.

Updated: April 17, 2018

The default software associated to indexdirectory file type:

macOS icon

Apple, Inc. logomacOS  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

macOS is Unix-based desktop operating system, a successor of Mac OS X system for MacBook-family, iMac, Mac Mini and Mac Pro computers, developed and sold by Apple, Inc.

macOS High Sierra (10.13) is including various new features, like digital personal assistant called Siri, new Apple Pay service, iCloud drive, new Messages app, Apple File System a successor of HFS+ and many more.

Mac OS X icon

Apple, Inc. logoMac OS X  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

OS X or Mac OS X is Unix-based operating system developed by Apple Inc. for Macintosh computers. It contains basic core applications for everyday use, such as Finder basic file manager, Safari for Internet browsing, QuickTime for video, iTunes for managing audio data and iPod, iOS devices management , iMessage instant messaging, Mail, Contacts, Calendar and many more.

The latest version 10.11 of OS X is called El Capitan. It is available to purchase on Mac App Store as well as is distributed with new Mac computers and notebooks. It includes features to improve the security, performance, design and usability.

OS X operating system was replaced by new macOS in 2016!

Help how to open:

Probably not meant to be accessed by the user.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to anything else.

List of software applications associated to the .indexdirectory file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open indexdirectory file, edit indexdirectory file, convert indexdirectory file, view indexdirectory file, play indexdirectory file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

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Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting indexdirectory files.

  • Create indexdirectory file
  • Others indexdirectory file

Programs that can create indexdirectory file - macOS (OS X) Spotlight data

Programs supporting the exension indexdirectory on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for create indexdirectory file action.

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with indexdirectory file by default:
macOS small icon macOS
Mac OS X small icon Mac OS X

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