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But it's enabled by default...
Authored by: thornrag on May 02, '05 11:37:18PM

In the bottom right-hand corner of the Advanced search window is a list of targets to search, including all available mounted hard disks, removable media, and disk images. Click Computer to search everything, including any secure disk images, or just click the name of the disk image to look for results just within that volume.

One of the first things I tested was to mount my secure disk image and run a search with Spotlight. All of the documents in my secure disk image were immediately available. I was actually hoping this hint would reveal a way to prevent a disk image from being searched at all, in a way that would stick with the disk image -- and not with each computer I might open it on.

I don't know why you'd have to go through these steps to search a disk image. It's all there already.



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But it's enabled by default...
Authored by: the1truestripes on May 03, '05 12:52:55AM

According to the Ars Technica article the spotlight index is stored in /Volume/whatever/.Spotlight-V100 which appears to be a directory on my system.

I guess the first thing to try is turn spotlight off for the volume and then run "touch /Volume/secret/.Spotlight-V100; chmod ugo-rwx /Volume/secret/.Spotlight-V100" and see if that keeps it from indexing. If that doesn't work try it again, but follow the chmod with "chflags schg /Volume/secret/.Spotlight-V100". If that doesn't work, maybe play around with ACLs.

Of corse you could manage to really upset Spotlight (i.e. find a setting where spotlight doesn't index your secret volume because it has decided to stop indexing everything), so be warned :-)



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