Unable to search non-boot drives

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jroller, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. jroller macrumors regular

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    #1
    When executing a find (command f) in the finder, it appears the find does not work on any non-boot drive.

    For example, in my mac pro (10.5.6), the find command works fine for the boot device, but when selecting another internal drive or a connected server in the resulting finder window, the find never returns any results, even if I search for a known file.

    Very confusing. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Poncho macrumors 6502

    Poncho

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    #2
    Just a thought: have you allowed Spotlight to index them?
     
  3. jroller thread starter macrumors regular

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    #3
    I haven't excluded them. Don't know how to include them, if there is a way.

    Isn't spotlight a different search than the find command, anyway?
     

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