Thursday, July 10, 2014

Spotlight-Search fails on (external) NTFS-Device (Harddisk), Mac spotlight index NTFS external drive

Go to Applications - Utilities - Terminal 

Type in:

/usr/bin/mdutil -i on /Volumes/NTFS_DRIVE
/usr/bin/mdimport /Volumes/NTFS_DRIVE

Where NTFS_DRIVE is the name of your NTFS external drive. Put quotes before and after the drive name if your drive name has spaces in it.

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