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How to Disable Spotlight Indexing for External Storage Volumes

Indexing files and folders (directories) of storage devices is good and bad at the same time. Spotlight always indexes your macintosh storage, so you can type any program to execute it or a file name to search for it. But indexing external storage volumes is consuming too much horsepower and time of your mac computer. To make your pendrive and external harddisk plug-and-play, we are going to disable spotlight indexing for external storage volumes on your mac machine. Disable Spotlight indexing for external storage drives / volumes First let’s open Terminal application, then type this command and click ENTER (Return) key on your keyboard.