Drive indexing

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by yippy, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. yippy macrumors 68020

    yippy

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    #1
    I am wondering what is the point/benefit of indexing your hard drive or select folders from the "get info" panel?

    Could anyone enlighten me?

    Thanks.
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    I *think* the idea of indexing is to make it so that any searches yield results faster.
     
  3. jackieonasses macrumors 6502a

    jackieonasses

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    You are correct. Once Tiger comes out, It will index the HD on-the-fly, so you don't have to worry about indexing...On my workstation ( a dual 1gig- with 500 gigs of space, searching is so tedious (you enter one letter and it bogs the whole thing down) that i index'ed it over night and it made a large difference. On my powerbook the difference wasn't as large.
     

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