Finder is not indexing external hard drive for searching function

Discussion in 'macOS' started by motaburn, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. motaburn macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2011
    hi everyone!

    since i installed Lion, the search function of the finder doesnt how the files in my external hard drive... do you know how to fix this ?

    otherwise i think i will go back to leopard, lion is too annoying... maybe because i have a macbook pro 2006?

  2. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2009
    New York, USA
    Try adding and the removing the drive to Spotlights privacy list (System Preferences>Spotlight>Privacy)

    Also I don't believe spotlight works on NTFS formatted volumes unless you have a Write-Enabled NTFS driver installed.

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