El Captain search problems

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by borvol, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. borvol macrumors newbie

    borvol

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    Feb 10, 2016
    #1
    I am running El Captain and having problems with the search function. It seems that it won't search any of my external drives. I saw a work around where you add and remove the drive in spotlight to get it to index them again, but that didn't work. Please help!
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    Feb 20, 2009
    #2
    My solution:

    Forget about Spotlight.
    (I even went so far as to disable it)

    Instead, there are two small "freeware" apps that are very handy:
    - EasyFind
    - Find Any File

    I suggest you download these and give them a try...
     
  3. borvol thread starter macrumors newbie

    borvol

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    Feb 10, 2016
    #3
    thanks, I'll give it a shot!
     

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