Spotlight on Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by NoSmokingBandit, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. NoSmokingBandit macrumors 68000

    NoSmokingBandit

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    One of the biggest gripes i have with Leopard is Spotlight. I have a 4gb usb drive i put mp3s on to listen to in my car and every time i plug it in Spotlight starts indexing it which means i get stuck with slower read/write speeds until it is done. Is there any way in 10.6 to turn off Spotlight for external drives?
     
  2. mogzieee macrumors 6502a

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  3. farmermac macrumors 6502a

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    go to system preferences, spotlight, and add the USB thumb drive in the excluded list of drives to archive. tada!
     
  4. NoSmokingBandit thread starter macrumors 68000

    NoSmokingBandit

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    GGJStudios:
    I am aware of that "fix" but its kinda messy. I dont like extra files hanging out on my drives. They just need a checkbox to trun off indexing for usb drives, then if you want one indexed just tell it to and it will make a spotlight folder in the root. I was hoping they would fix some of the annoyances of Finder when they were re-writing it in Cacoa.

    Doesnt work. Well, it does work, but after you remove/reinsert the drive it doesnt any more.
     

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