View spotlight index of external hard drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by SilentEcho13, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. SilentEcho13 macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2008
    One of my important external hard drives recently died and I was wondering of there was a way to see a list of files that were on the drive before it crashed, maybe the spotlight index?

    Before sending the drive in for recovery (and not attempting to change the logic board myself) I would like to see if there is any private data on the drive that I wouldn't want to fall into the wrong hands.

    Thank you.
  2. benbusch macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2010
    I've got the same problem. Any way to access Spotlight indices?
  3. benbusch macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2010
    Question answered: the index is stored on the external hard drive. <>

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