Can't tag files on external hard drive

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Budiosx, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. Budiosx macrumors regular

    Budiosx

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    when i tag files on my external hard drive ,it take the colour of tags but when i'm in finder and click for example on blue tag there isn't any files appear :confused:
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    what format is the external?
     
  3. Budiosx thread starter macrumors regular

    Budiosx

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    ExFAT
     
  4. PeterHolbrook macrumors 6502a

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    It's probably normal that tags can't be attached to such a file system. I don't think its developers ever thought of tags.
     
  5. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    Exfat gave me issues for spotlight searches I think tags and spotlight only search os journaled drive
     
  6. Budiosx thread starter macrumors regular

    Budiosx

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    i use ExFAT for Mac and Windows (read/write).
    is there any solution to fix incompatibility and work in both systems?
     
  7. satcomer macrumors 603

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    What I did was bend Windows 7 to me and installed the shareware MacDrive. Then my Windows 7 partition could read/write/format all my OS X formatted drives.

    If you want to bend OS X to NTFS look at Tuxera NTFS[ or NTFS. A word of warning, if you install one of these software programs you need an updated system of OS X every time it moves to a new version.
     
  8. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Get a good NAS like a Synology.
     
  9. Budiosx thread starter macrumors regular

    Budiosx

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    I discovered that i can't tag my files in os hard disk (ssd)
     

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