Spotlight on Network?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by mcs37, Jun 29, 2004.

  1. mcs37 macrumors regular

    mcs37

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    I was impressed by Spotlight (and it's about time someone from SOME OS company has finally released a good search system). But does Spotlight crawl the local subnet shared folders too? Cuz that would be slick. :D I'm sure it will crawl networked drives but shared folders too? Anyone know?
     
  2. 7on macrumors 601

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    Probably if the share is mounted. And then it also depends on the network speed/setup. Hopefully someone with preview version can test
     
  3. jane doe macrumors 6502

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    yes it does, it grabs the meta data from the files on that volume providing that you have the proper permissions.
     
  4. mcs37 thread starter macrumors regular

    mcs37

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    But does the volume have to be mounted? I am living in a house starting this September with 4 other people, and how awesome it would be to have instant file search over all shared folders (not necessarily mounted folders, but shared on the Windows network). I wrote a program that did this years ago, and I'm sure someone has done a new one today that's nice and fast, but I think it would be tremendous to have it all done instantly by 10.4.

    I'm impressed with 10.3 and 10.4. Now only if they had G5 PowerBooks to support the 64-bit OS.... guess I'll have to wait until January.
     

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