I've seen people having trouble figuring out how to reindex with Spotlight, but I'm kind of having problems with it *always* reindexing my external hard drive whenever I log out, or disconnect and reconnect it. I can understand why this might make senseSpotlight has no way of knowing what sort of information has changes since the drive was last connectedbut it's a pain that it does this and bogs down my system every time I need to move my Powerbook away from my computer desk and back again. I'd like to have Spotlight index this drive, since I store alot of data there, but since I don't ever use it with any other computer, it'd be nice if there was a way to keep Spotlight from reindexing it totally. Does anyone else experience this problem? I mean, if Spotlight feels like it needs to reindex my external after it's been away from the computer every time, why doesn't it reindex my main hard drive after shutting down the computer...? Who knows, maybe I was just in Firewire Disk Mode putting new files on it? Ahh, it's driving me crazy because it's so hard on the external, which is already showing signs of wear and tear.