Does Spotlight work with Time Capsule disks?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by stomer, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. stomer macrumors 6502a

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    I'd be grateful if someone could check to see if they can perform searches of their Time Capsule Airdisks.

    I have an AEBSn and I can't for the life of me, get Spotlight to find anything on my airdisks.
     
  2. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Spotlight is designed only to search for other computers data on the network but not the data on a Time Capsule disk. When you use Time Machine spotlight within Time Machine searches the Time Capsule Disk.
     
  3. stomer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    In my experience, Spotlight works with the follow types of shares:

    • SMB mounted shares (Windows/Linux/Mac/AEBSn)
    • AFP mounted shares (from other Macs)

    Spotlight fails to search volumes that are mount using AFP from an AEBSn. I was trying to establish if that's also the case with a Time Capsule. If it isn't the case, then maybe us AEBSn owners can expect an update to fix the problem.
     
  4. JimmerMac macrumors newbie

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    Yes it will but you need to make a change in Finder Preferences.
    Go into preferences in Finder then advanced, then under "When performing a search", choose "Search current folder" The default is Search this Mac
    Now got to your Time Capsule and click on your main Time Capsule folder and search.
     

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