Preventing Spotlight re-indexing usb

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Tech198, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    Hi all.

    I have added 2 usb dries (volumes) to Piracy tab of Spotlight preferences, temporary because i used Spotlight and wanted to exclude these.

    After I removed them Spotlight began re-indexing...

    Trouble is, these hard drives are 1TB and 2TB respectively ...and Spotlight said "11 hours" when re-indexing these two, which i would also assume you can't do write anything do the drives, since it would interrupt indexing and restart.

    So, must i leave these drives permanently in Privacy list?

    Seems there should really be an option to re-index, and should not be forced...
  2. hologram macrumors 6502

    May 12, 2007
    Was that a Freudian slip? :p
  3. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    Don't assume :) You can write to the disks, OS X will figure it out.

    Or leave them in Privacy if you don't need the disks indexed.
  4. Tech198 thread starter macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    Your right..

    It quickly came down to a mere 46 minutes there about..

    However the last 4 minutes were the longest i even know that time go for...

    It just won't complete... but finally after like 20 odd minutes it did...

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