P;reventing Spotlight from searching external HD?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by gangst, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. gangst macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Hi, (sorry about the typo in the title)

    I have an external hard drive attached to my Mac, and everytime I search spotligh it comes out of sleep mode to be searched, this is really annoying as it takes ages to do this and I know exactly what is on the hard drive, as it is used for back up purposes.

    Is there an option which will prevent spotlight from searching the external drive?


    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    #2
    System Prefs -> Spotlight -> the second tab, add the ext. HDD to the list.
     
  3. gangst thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    #3

    Thanks for the quick reply, worked a charm.
     

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