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10.4: Disable Spotlight on a FAT32 external drive
Authored by: greed on Aug 16, '06 10:47:48AM

That's a great hint, for other reasons too--I have a number of external drives, and I don't want them indexed just because I plugged them into something with Spotlight turned on.

So they're all getting that file created. Now, if only I can figure out why Disk Utility always wants to set "Ignore ownership on this volume" for new volumes.



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10.4: Disable Spotlight on a FAT32 external drive
Authored by: rhowell on Aug 16, '06 12:15:26PM

"I have a number of external drives ... I plugged them into something. Now, if only I can figure out why Disk Utility always wants to set 'Ignore ownership on this volume' for new volumes."

Because Disk Utility assumes that your UID is different between those various somethings. With ownership turned on, you may not have full access to the documents you "own" on the external drives.



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10.4: Disable Spotlight on a FAT32 external drive
Authored by: greed on Aug 17, '06 02:56:14PM

DiskUtility can assume all it wants; I want to change the default of Ignore Ownership (really, it is the vsdb that I want changed) to "No". I'd rather change it to "Yes" for the rare cases, rather than "No" in the common cases. Anyone with synchronized password files can do the same sort of thing--FireWire beats WiFI for large transfers.



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