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    Woodensail's Avatar
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    Nov 29, 2009
    iMac 27-inch (Core 2 Duo)
    Question macbook pro "search the current folder" will not work
    Hi, I have been looking for a solution to my problem, and finally just feel the need to ask on this forum. I use a "My Book" for storage. Now the problem is that when I want to search the "My Book" I cant select (Search the current folder) It always reverts to "search this Mac" as soon as I type in the searched topic. Can anyone help me with this?
    I go to (finder) (Preferences) then (Advanced) for selecting the area to be searched, and it never works.


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    mrplow's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 01, 2007
    27" iMac i7 (2011) 10.10, iPhone6, iPad Air 2, AppleTV2
    System Preferences - Spotlight - Privacy
    Drag the hard drive icon into the list, hit ok
    Now go back in and use the minus button to remove the drive you just added

    This will force spotlight to re-index the drive.

    This often happens with drives formatted as NTFS - not sure if yours is though
    External hard disk acquisition addict - but admitting the problem is the first step to a robust backup

    Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - top right of this post

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