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    Dec 30, 2009
    London, UK
    iMac 2.0 GHz 4GB RAM OSX 10.9.3
    Indexing volumes
    Can anyone explain to me why my mac indexes my USB stick? It seems to slow everything down. Is it necessary. I'm grateful for any explanation but please keep it simple - I get easily confused by technical talk!

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    May 22, 2005
    Closer than you think.
    Performa 6116 2GBSCSI 8MB OS 7.5.3
    You can exclude the nerd stick from indexing in the Spotlight system preference.

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    Printerman's Avatar
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    Mar 25, 2010
    Mid 2015 15" rMBP, 2.8GHz i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB Storage, AMD Radeon R9 M370X, 10.11.1
    It does this so that if you leave that stick in for a while, and you search for something on your computer through spotlight, spotlight can quickly retrieve everything on your computer, including all the data on that disk.

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