Making privacy preference (in Spotlight) stick with a removeable drive

Discussion in 'Apple' started by trpublicaddress, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. I back up nightly to a firewire drive. When I plug the drive in,
    spotlight starts furiously working to index it. I don't need it
    indexed, so I add it to the privacy list in the spotlight pref pane.

    Is there any way to make that preference stick so I don't have to do it
    each time I mount the drive?

    trpublicaddress, Jun 23, 2006
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    TaliesinSoft Guest

    I back up nightly (using SuperDuper!) to partitions on two different firewire
    drives. I had a similar problem in that I couldn't enable the spotlight
    privacy on any of these backup partitions. Then I reformatted the partitions
    and now they remain in the privacy list even though they are repeatedly
    disconnected and reconnected.
    TaliesinSoft, Jun 24, 2006
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    Ilgaz Öcal Guest

    If you can spare $10 or something, try Spotless. It works perfect for
    me. New version has Automatic spotlight off features too.

    I know there must be ways doing it manually but I can't spare time myself.

    It has also some "maintenance" options such as rebuilding index ,
    fixing the stopped indexing after a module crashes too.

    Ilgaz Öcal, Jul 4, 2006
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