time capsule searching

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  1. MCSN macrumors regular

    MCSN

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    #1
    Okay, so I have two Time Machines or Time Capsules, one is 2TB and the other 3TB. I have one used for backups and another for extending the network and I use it as an external storage drive.

    At some point I thought i would be able to use finder to search through those files on the time capsule network file, but I was so wrong.

    Maybe someone out there might know what I might have wrong settings wise, or have a tip or trick, to search those drives for files.
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

    Altemose

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    Your Time Capsule disk should show in the Finder sidebar.
     
  3. MCSN thread starter macrumors regular

    MCSN

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    Oh yes, they both do. However, whenever I do a finder search, lets say I put all my files on the time capsule drive, as the data file. and use the drive as storage, for one time capsule and the other for backing up.

    if I want the storage drive, to be searchable in finder, is this possible, or are there any workarounds. or maybe there's a check box somewhere in the cosmos that I can click, if someone knows where it is. lol
     
  4. eduardrw macrumors 6502

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    If you want the TC drive's data showing up in spotlight searches you can try to add and then remove the drive under System Preferences - Spotlight - privacy Tab.
    This will re-index these files - then they will appear in your search results.
    Just give it some time to do the indexing - don't turn of your computer until its finished.
     

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