Tiger, indexing and sharing drives

Discussion in 'macOS' started by decksnap, May 10, 2006.

  1. decksnap macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2003
    I need to share external drives between systems periodically. How do I keep them from being indexed every time I swap them between systems? I have no use for a spotlight index of these drives.
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    System Preferences>Spotlight>Privacy... Add folders and drives to the list.

    Not entirely sure whether it will 'remember' external drives that are mounted and unmounted but I don't see why not.

    My internal backup drive and also my scratch drive are set this way.
  3. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    It does remember. My external FW drive that is partitioned as a backup and overflow for iMovie projects is excluded from Spotlight and remembers not to Spotlight when I next mount it.
  4. decksnap thread starter macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2003

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