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  • ron App Calculating status...
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    Mar 1, 2013 7:38 PM (in response to Profbib)

    Profbib wrote:

     

    I have my networked drives indexed in Spotlight, and searches seem to be functioning as expected...

    It should be "expected" otherwise.

    Now, imagine netowork drive in the office where 50 people are working on it, continuously changing and creating/deleting files.

    In this situation, how anyone could imagine indexing working properly?

     

    And, my main question is - what they were thinking, if anything at all?

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    Mar 2, 2013 10:36 PM (in response to Vance Jackson)

    In addition to network drives, I'm finding the same issue with external drives as well.  I'm highly dissappointed with Apple on this.  After much research and searching through dozens of forums, someone mentioned the EasyFind app.  This is the best option for now.  I'm a fan of Apple but this inconvenience and the hours I spent for a solution almost made me want to go back to Microsoft Windows.  I have a 4TB external drive and without a functional search, it's a nightmare to find anything. 

  • chaoskcw Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 4, 2013 2:32 AM (in response to b_rai)

    Agreed, be aware that despite what people say about easyfind, its not consistent either. I have had it consistently miss certain files many times. For exampe if I have a series of number video files, I will find that easy find cant find file 4 for example, despite it being there and matching the pattern of all the other files.

     

    I have given up on searching external or network drives with apple. Its fruitless, pointless and the most profounding limiting thing they could do their product.

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    Apr 22, 2013 4:40 PM (in response to Vance Jackson)

    I have tried a number of the tips suggested in this thread to no avail.  I have a intel xServe running Lion Server. The drive in Bay 1 is the OS drive.  Bay 2 and 3 are a mirror RAID that I use as my file server data drive.  I have set the data drive up as a share point.  I have several mac's in my office set up as client, running several different versions of OSX (10.5 through 10.8) based on the age of the machines.  I have no problem connecting to the sharepoint, and can access all files.  However, I can not search the sharepoint from Spotlight or Finder.  If I screenshare into the server and search directly, I get the correct results.  Searching from cleint gets ZERO results.

     

    My quesiton is this -- Will upgrading to ML Server solve this problem? To put the question another way, is this a Lion issue, or does it also affect ML? 

     

    Thanks

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    May 8, 2013 1:25 PM (in response to kcncda)

    This is a Lion OS issue because we have many Lion computers in our shop and they all have the same problem. We are running Xinet FullPress servers and also Mac OSX servers and both have same issues. When I perform the same search on the same server on a mac running Mountain Lion, I was able to perform the search. Not really an answer but just what I found. Did not read all of the threads to see if any of the threads had the same results.

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    Jun 14, 2013 4:41 PM (in response to quang2550)

    Hi all,

     

    I have seen several issues related to accessing smb drives across a network. Try remounting your disks in Mac OSX (any version) using cifs://servername. Login as guest and use as normal. Typically the problem I have seen is because of incompatible protocols from Apple and other vendors. CIFS forces your device to use version 1 of the smb protocol which should be supported by all vendors who advertise disks as windows shares or SMB.

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    Jun 14, 2013 4:54 PM (in response to mingsai)

    Anyone tried with Maverik beta?

  • kcncda Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 17, 2013 9:04 AM (in response to Vance Jackson)

    Along the lines of Patoil's question -- was this issue resolved in Mountain Lion?

  • quang2550 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 17, 2013 9:13 AM (in response to kcncda)

    Yeah, seems to be resolved with Mountain Lion until Apple decide we don't need to search network drives again!

  • mingsai Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Jun 17, 2013 9:34 AM (in response to quang2550)

    I have used the same solution (cifs://servername) on both OSX Mavericks and Mountain Lion.

  • mingsai Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Jun 17, 2013 9:35 AM (in response to patoil)

    Forgot to mention that my solution was used on both OSX Mavericks Beta and Mountain Lion.

  • yy1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 12, 2013 5:44 AM (in response to mingsai)

    THANK YOU!.

     

    The cifs:// solution WORKS for me on lion, at least so i can search my MyBookWorld now, it was driving me nuts and Easyfind is alot slower than using the CIFS:// solution. I read this whole thread and this is the only solution that worked!

  • Hans Luijten Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jul 12, 2013 10:24 AM (in response to yy1)

    Same here: CIFS works ...

    Too bad my Mac keeps seeing my NAS as a SMB server and mounts shares as such.

    Any tricks to make it always mount as CIFS?

    (Automount Maker helps, but it's not as "auto" as I'd like it to be)

  • mingsai Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Jul 12, 2013 10:49 AM (in response to Hans Luijten)

    Hans Luijten wrote:

     

    Same here: CIFS works ...

    Too bad my Mac keeps seeing my NAS as a SMB server and mounts shares as such.

    Any tricks to make it always mount as CIFS?

    (Automount Maker helps, but it's not as "auto" as I'd like it to be)

     

    Here are a few tips on how to get the disks properly mounted every time.

     

    1. Remove any links that you might have added to your sidebar or any aliases that you may have created for your smb mounted drives.
    2. Mount the drive and add as a favorite using Finder Menu  > Go > Connect to ServerScreen Shot 2013-07-12 at 1.33.01 PM.png
    3. Access your drive and enter them once to make sure you've loaded all of the shares Screen Shot 2013-07-12 at 1.33.14 PM.png
    4. Go to Apple Menu > System Preferences  > Users & Groups Screen Shot 2013-07-12 at 1.34.28 PM.png
    5. In Users & Groups: Select the Current User in the left-hand side and then click the "Login Items" button on the right side. You can drag and drop your mounted shares onto the white space and the shares will be auto mounted whenever you log into your system. Screen Shot 2013-07-12 at 1.45.18 PM.png
    6. If desired one can now add shortcuts to these mounted CIFS shares to the sidebar of Finder for easy access.
  • Hans Luijten Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jul 12, 2013 11:13 AM (in response to mingsai)

    Thangs mingsai - very good info, much appreciated!

    Any tricks up your sleeve to "remount" these when my MBP wakes up from sleeping?

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