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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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