El Captain search problems

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

  1. borvol macrumors newbie


    Feb 10, 2016
    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 P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    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


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

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