Unable to find files on external disk when searching

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Seedouble, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. Seedouble macrumors newbie

    Seedouble

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    #1
    Hi there,

    It seems my disks aren't being indexed (I remember 'index disk' being an option in earlier OS's). I am storing work on an iPod for portability, and if choose to search for a font on the iPod for example, it cannot be found.

    I run OS X 10.5.4

    I have checked my privacy settings on Spotlight. The iPod has never been made unsearchable though this option in the past.

    Any ideas? It seems like it might be a simple problem...

    Thanks.
     
  2. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    #2
    Is the iPod formatted for Mac or PC? I believe Spotlight only indexes volumes that are formatted with a Mac OS format.
     
  3. riscy macrumors 6502a

    riscy

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    I use Butler and the search option which comes with that seems to work better for me than SpotLight
     
  4. Seedouble thread starter macrumors newbie

    Seedouble

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    #4
    It's Mac OS Extended (Journaled), so there shouldn't be a problem there.

    As for installing Butler, I'd prefer not to have install anything else to get basic usability out of my machine!
     
  5. riscy macrumors 6502a

    riscy

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    Butler is a very powerful tool, as good as QuickSilver in my opinion, and it does numerous other things as well.

     

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