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Indexing AFP mount NOT in /Volumes

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Indexing AFP mount NOT in /Volumes


Post by danzi »

Seems that mdutil is only able to turn on or off Spotlight search index on AFP shared that are mounted in /Volumes.

Well, I happen to have my shares elsewhere and so mdutil fails.

Any ideas if there's a chance to get Spotlight to search on an AFP share that's mounted not in /Volumes?

Or any other file managers apart from Finder... I found that Forklift relies on Spotlight, so it's of no use :-(
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Re: Indexing AFP mount NOT in /Volumes


Post by Pu02 »

I don't know if this will work, but you can give it a go and see if it kick-starts the indexing process. This will only help if resetting your spotlight config to use your client's custom mount point is for some reason necessary:

From: https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT201716

If searching your Mac doesn’t return expected results, rebuilding the Spotlight index might help.

Choose Apple menu () > System Preferences, then click Spotlight.
Click the Privacy tab.
Drag the folder or disk that you want to index again to the list of locations that Spotlight is prevented from searching. Or click the Add (+) button and select the folder or disk to add.
To add an item to the Privacy tab, you must have ownership permissions for that item. To learn about permissions, choose Help from the Finder menu bar, then search for “permissions.”
From the same list of locations, select the folder or disk that you just added. Then click the Remove (–) button to remove it from the list.
Quit System Preferences. Spotlight will re-index the contents of the folder or disk.
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