Spotlight don't search my external drives

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by micke1967, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. micke1967 macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2012
    Hi I have an iMac 21.5 2yo ith hybrid disc.
    I use Paragon software to be able to write to external drives with NTFS.
    Now I have never got my iMac to search with spotlight or alfred in my external drives...
    I have 1 samsung 2.5 1TB plugged directly into the iMAC
    1 Western Digital 2.5 1 TB plugged into a usb3 bridge and into iMac
    1 Lacie 3.5 6TB plugged directly into iMac

    I did try today again to see if I can get it to work since I now upgraded to yosemite but no luck..
    I tried to re-index in the way thats shown here:
    but that doesn't index my external drives at all...
    Doing it the same way but instead of selecting an external drive i select the Macintosh HD makes the iMac re-index the iMac HD as it should..
    but it will not do it on my external drives...:(
    Does anyone have any clues to why that is?? and what could be done??

    Also searching with spotlight in yosemite it was my understanding it should return more results from the web but I hardly get any hits from internet...could that be configured somehow??
    Seems to be very little options/settings for spotlight..

    Anyway all help especially on the external drives problem is welcome...
    Best regards Micael
  2. micke1967 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2012
    Just to also say..I had the same issue in both Mountain Lion and Mavericks

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