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10.4: Create Spotlight indexes for networked volumes
Authored by: mitra on May 29, '05 09:48:35AM

It seems you can get this error on Spotlight even on your "/" Volume e.g.

sudo mdutil -s /
Error: Could not get indexing status for volume.

After I set the indexing on for one of my firewire drives, everything to do with Spotlight seemed to break, and it no longer finds any search results for anything and gives errors like the one above. So beware, it seems that its not as easy as suggested to make Spotlight be aware of external drives

P.S. Any help to fix this bug, or diagnostic tools - files to look into etc appreciated.

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