Tiger, indexing and sharing drives


macrumors 68040
Original poster
Apr 11, 2003
I need to share external drives between systems periodically. How do I keep them from being indexed every time I swap them between systems? I have no use for a spotlight index of these drives.

Blue Velvet

Moderator emeritus
Jul 4, 2004
System Preferences>Spotlight>Privacy... Add folders and drives to the list.

Not entirely sure whether it will 'remember' external drives that are mounted and unmounted but I don't see why not.

My internal backup drive and also my scratch drive are set this way.