OK, so it's not "broken" per se, but it's broken meaning its implementation is really not ideal. So Spotlight wants to index any new drive it finds. You can then add drives to the list that you don't want indexed. Great. There are two problems with this approach. 1: If you add a drive to the list that Spotlight already started indexing, it will continue to thrash the drive until its finished. This was a major issue on the drive I use for my VMs. 2: Apparently, Spotlight does not contain basic file name search in lieu of indexed search ala Windows. So in other words, if you disable Indexing in Windows and attempt to do a search, it will perform the search anyway; just slower. Here it seems that Spotlight just returns nothing because it doesn't have an index, rather than just performing the search without the index (because it IS possible). As such, I need another solution. There are infrequent times I need to do a casual search across all of my 10 drives for one file that I've shuffled off to a folder somewhere. I know its file name, know its file type, but not exactly where it is. How can I do this search without Spotlight?