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Prevent Spotlight from indexing external hard drives
Authored by: fulmar2 on May 03, '10 08:23:34AM

Is this different from going to System Preferences -> Spotlight -> Privacy, and then selecting the external disk that you do not want to index? I do that for my external drives... But was wondering if this hint is any different. It is certainly easier to use the GUI if they accomplish the same thing.



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Prevent Spotlight from indexing external hard drives
Authored by: mvier on May 04, '10 05:58:00AM

I second your comment. Why the complication ? Just set the privacy settings to ignore that particular external drive and you're done !



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Prevent Spotlight from indexing external hard drives
Authored by: ChipMck on May 07, '10 07:14:42AM

When the volume is unmounted/ejected, the privacy setting usually gets lost.



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