I've got a USB external Hard drive (3 partitions) that I'm trying to move data off of, but apparently MacOS 10.6 is fighting me. This drive has set unused for about 4 months since my G5 died. Now I'm trying to pull the info off of it, but I'm seeing lots of spinning beach balls. It seems that one of the primary problems is that the OS insists on indexing this volume which is interfering with my ability to rescue this data. Since I've plugged the drive in, the OS has been trying to index it, but it's been reading indexed 6% for the last 2 hours. Is there any way to tell if indexing is making headway or it is stalled? I can't run Disk Warrior or Disk Utility with long periods of spinning beachballs, and even if they start running it takes forever. I just got Disk Utility up, but I get a message that two of the partitions can't be unmounted. One of those partitions is being indexed. Logically, I think I should run these utilities first and make sure I've got a good catalog. Is there anyway I can stop the OS from indexing this volume so I can verify I've got good data to rescue? Thanks! Edit: I found this link. Is using the Terminal the only way? Thanks!