The last couple of weeks I started to use a lot more memorycards and usb thumdrives, for whatever reason. But one thing that started to annoy me was that Mac OS X is by default indexing those drives. And for that purpose they get a whole lot of default hidden files. At least hidden on the Mac, because in other OS’s, for example my Nokia bike-phone, it shows a lot of dot-files:
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Looking around I found a hint to put
/Volumes in the Privacy tab in the Spotlight preferences, but
there was no way I could get the
/Volumes visible in either the selection pane
or Finder itself. I could see it in the Terminal of course. Since the only
possibility was that it was handled as a system-folder and that system-folders
are not visible in the Finder. I could not find a setting in the Finder
preferences to show system-folders, but a search on the web gave another
After that I could see the /Volumes directory in the Finder and drag it to the Privacy tab of the Spotlight preferences.
And because I hate to see .DS-Store and such on my Desktop I switched it back after the job:
I have done nothing new, just combining other information.