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Prevent hard drive indexing in 10.2 System
I found it annoying (and battery consuming) that my PBG4 constantly accesses the disk due to the indexing of files, as I never need to search for contents within files.

In 10.2, in /System -> Library -> Find is a file called SkipFolders. I edited it (as root or change ownership before/after editing) and added a "/" at the beginning of the file. This got me silence from then on!

[Editor's note: Untested, but it makes sense based on the contents of the file.]
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Turn off all languages
Authored by: seek on Oct 24, '02 10:46:18AM

In Finder prefs, check off all the language to be indexed. Same effect: no idexing takes place at all.



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Exactly....
Authored by: syko on Oct 24, '02 12:12:53PM

turn off those languages.. no point in indexing, unless you really use it, and in that case you can manually index what you want....



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