Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2012 8:23 AM (in response to KJoySpanj)
Seems there are additional people having this problem as well:
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2012 9:08 AM (in response to KJoySpanj)
Make sure Spotlight is set to not have the volumes and folders in Privacy of its System Preference. If the Spotlight menu has a flashing dot in the middle of the icon it is still indexing the files to be able to be searched, which can be confirmed by selecting the Spotlight menu. If no indexing is indicated, it should be done indexing the last setting in System Preferences. If you are only interested in file name searching, the program FindAnyFile is much faster.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2012 9:33 AM (in response to a brody)
Sorry that answer is slightly confusing to me. There are no drives or folders selected under the System preferences > Spotlight > Privacy > "Prevent Spotlight form searching these locations". It is blank.
I also do not have a flashing dot icon in the spotlight icon.
I want to be able to perfom the same search I did while using 10.5.8 that looked like this:
I find it inconvenient and silly to have to download a separate program for something I was so easily be able to do in the last OSX I had running. I want to know why it works fine on 10.5 but refuses to search my mounted drive on 10.7.
I want to click on a folder in my mounted drive, and be able to search a term like "Tawil" and have all files that contain that phrase in the file name to appear (like above). Right now on the 10.7 I just get a blank window with no search wheel. (See original screen shot)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2012 10:00 AM (in response to KJoySpanj)
Go to Apple menu -> About This Mac -> System information and look for the hard drive in question. Tell us what file system information you have about that hard drive.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2012 10:08 AM (in response to a brody)
There was no "system information" option under About this Mac , I clicked "more info" instead, but I think this is what you need?
Processor 2 x 2.4 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
Memory 6 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC
Graphics ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024 MB
Software Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 (11C74)
My problem isn't with the hard drive though, it is with the mounted server when I go to Go > Connect to Server. That is what I am not able to search. It searches the hard drive just fine.
Thank you so much for taking the time to help me with this. It is much appreciated!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2012 10:14 AM (in response to KJoySpanj)
Perhaps the server needs to be upgraded to a version that works with 10.7. What file system is the server running?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2012 10:24 AM (in response to a brody)
I work at a large corporate company with 5,000 employees, so I would assume we have an up to date system. Unfortuanly there is no one I can really ask to get the information. :-(
I know its a window's based server though.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2012 10:40 AM (in response to KJoySpanj)
I have requested this thread be moved to the Windows Compatibility forum. http://www.macwindows.com/ may also have good tips about searching Windows file shares. You might want to find out at least what version of Windows you are searching, and if you are searching ExFat, FAT32, or NTFS shares. Mac OS X I know requires an NTFS plugin for full NTFS read/write capability, and that may be affecting your search.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2012 11:34 AM (in response to a brody)
Thank you! Maybe include this thread too, since I seem not to be the only one with the problem: