Posted 28 December 2013 - 05:17 PM
Posted 30 December 2013 - 02:42 PM
1 - Exclude Items Using Spotlight’s Preferences
Instead of turning the whole thing off, you can simply exclude certain drives or folders from Spotlight by using its Preferences. Head to System Preferences > Spotlight > Privacy.
2 - Disable Spotlight:
sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.metadata.mds.plist
If you find that this step was a unecessary, enter the following command to restore Spotlight’s functionality.
sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.metadata.mds.plist
Note that after reenabling Spotlight, it will need to reindex your drive(s), a process that may take a while depending on the size of the drives and the number of changes that occurred since you disabled Spotlight. You can measure the progress of the rebuild by clicking on the Spotlight icon in the menu bar.
Posted 31 December 2013 - 08:26 AM
Do not keep Spotlight disabled. Even you do not need it for searching files. Launchpad is related to Spotlight and the App Store too. If you have spotlight disabled you never can update the apps from App Store.
Posted 18 January 2014 - 10:45 PM
what other method can I use?
Posted 18 January 2014 - 11:02 PM
You said it yourself, disable Spotlight indexing on that drive.
Or this, found it with a quick google search:
Add a file called ".metadata_never_index" to the root of all your ExFAT partitioned volumes. It prevents Spotlight from processing that volume on any Mac you plug it into without having to setup settings on every Mac.
You can't create files starting with dot in the Finder so do it via the terminal.
1. Open the terminal and go to the root of the ExFAT partition.
2. type the line below exactly and pressing enter.
3. Check it was created by typing in:
I have an entire 1TB drive in exFAT format, I've never seen this issue myself.
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Posted 18 January 2014 - 11:11 PM
Posted 18 January 2014 - 11:56 PM
Posted 20 January 2014 - 02:38 AM
Can't you just use sudo from the Terminal?
Posted 20 January 2014 - 02:29 PM
now unable to enable root user.
I did so: System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Options > Network Account Server : Join > Open Directory Utlility > Search Policy and go to Edit menu:
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In Terminal, use this: su root.
Now the doubt is, how to create touch. metadata_never_index within the partitions.
how to enter the partitions in as root?
Posted 20 January 2014 - 10:14 PM
That's great, but just FYI I think you misunderstood the instructions:
"Add a file called ".metadata_never_index" to the root of all your ExFAT partitioned volumes"
"root" does not have anything to do with sudo or the "root user". Root in this case means the directory root of the drive, also known as "/".
You know, root as in the root of a tree, in this case a "directory tree". So for example if the name of your exFAT volume is "passaralho" you would open terminal and enter
....which would put you at the root of that drive.
Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:51 AM
Now I understood friend!
thank you so much.
look what I did.
now i enter as root:
sh-3.2# cd /Volumes/Mac
sh-3.2# touch .metadata_never_index
sh-3.2# ls -la
After that appears:
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