Preventing Spotlight re-indexing usb

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

  1. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    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

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    Was that a Freudian slip? :p
     
  3. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    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 G4

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    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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