Spotlight able to index network drives in 10.5?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by DaveHuber, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. DaveHuber macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2008
    I searched and found an mdutil method of telling Spotlight to index network volumes. I can't locate it now, but noticed that the last posts about it were 1.5 years old.
    Does this method or another work with 10.5?
    I suspect that there is an obvious way to do this that I have not figured out yet.
    any guidance would be appreciated.


  2. pendolino macrumors member


    Feb 13, 2007
    you may want to take a look at this interesting how-to article that i found here:

    i was trying to understand how the finder's search 'shared' feature works when you have not enabled spotlight indexing for the desired network (NAS) drive. it seems that if i click 'shared' as the search option in the locations ( i guess that's what they're called) then it does initiate a search but WITHOUT indexing.

    it also seems this thread is quite old but unaddressed but the discussion is relevant to many users.

    can anyone explain more about this?

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