There have been a few really painful things I've learned switching from windows to mac and this is one of them. I know Spotlight is functional and some people love it but for the life of me I can't figure out why. My windows desktop search was so simple. You click on a drive, search for a term and it was found instantly. Spotlight sometimes never finds the file. I'll rebuild the index through onyx and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. It just shouldn't be this difficult. I should have to type in search variables just to find a file on an external drive. I've downloaded EasyfFind and it's pretty useful but it still has to do a search because it has no index. Any suggestions?