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Negative Effects of Turning off Spotlight on Time Machine Drive

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Dec 17, 2012 7:28 PM

My external WD HD used exclusively for TM was going into what seemed to be an infinite spotlight reindexing loop after I upgraded to 10.6.8.  The only way I have been able to ge it to stop was to select that drive under spotlight privacy settings.  Does anyone know of any negative effects of doing this, other than the obvious negative of not being able to use spotlight on my TM backups?

Many thanks!

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 3.06 GHz Intel, 2MB Ram, 500MB HD

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