Searchable network drives? Is this not possible yet?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by milesdavis, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. milesdavis macrumors regular

    milesdavis

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    Hey all,

    So, I searched [ here and the web ] and tried the terminal sudo force method [ didn't work ] ...

    Is there not a way to search your networked drives? Those connected to say, an Airport Extreme via USB?

    I really don't get it -- I don't understand why this is not possible.

    I tried the "add to privacy in Spotlight" and remove several times, no luck

    and the

    sudo terminal method... no luck?

    I can't believe this is still impossible.... am I missing something or should I just stop looking and deal with it?

    Thanks for any help!!! MD
     
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  3. milesdavis thread starter macrumors regular

    milesdavis

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    Those connected over wifi via Airport extreme or something similar? With Spotlight?
     
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    They’re on my PC and a USB external, which I access over wifi from my MBP. Yes, spotlight.
     
  5. milesdavis thread starter macrumors regular

    milesdavis

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    So you're able to use spotlight to search for stuff that shows up under "Shared" in your finder??


    Did you have to do anything special to get it to work?

    Am I the only one who has this problem?

    Thanks for your reply -- MD
     
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    Yes, it is the shared folders.

    It took me awhile to get it to work when I first got my MBP. All I remember is making certain folders, on my PC and External, shared folders. I added the MBP to my network, and the folders showed up on my MBP.
     

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