Spotlight indexes my Time Machine volume...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by powz, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. powz macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2007
    Spotlight keeps indexing my Time Machine volume. It's connected via an Airport Extreme. I'm running the latest version of Leopard and Airport Extreme firmware. I've tried adding the mounted volume to the "Privacy" list in Spotlight preferences, but for some reason it doesn't stay there!

    How do I stop spotlight from indexing my TM volume??
  2. DaveTheGrey macrumors 6502a


    Dec 28, 2003
    I did let tm do it's indexing. It took a while the first time but after that you don't even notice when it's indexing the freshly backuped files. just my 2 c.

  3. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000


    Oct 15, 2007
    Yeah, you need to let it do its thing. When you enter time machine, there's a little search bar in the top right of the window. You need it to index to be able to use that.

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