03-07-2009, 05:37 PM #1
Search External HD w/out Indexing w/ Spotlight?
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- Feb 08, 2007
- 17" Unibody Macbook Pro, 10.6.8
I am trying to search through some files on my external drive via the search bar on a Finder window while viewing the external HD folder I wish to search, not through spotlight(cmd+space) or while viewing a local folder. 0 results appear unless I index the entire drive via the Spotlight preferences.
Is there a way to temporarily search an external drive without it being indexed?
If not, does Spotlight re-index my drive each and every time I connect it and will those results be displayed even when the drive is disconnected? (indexing now still)
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