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spotlight search on Time Capsule

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  • wellos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 17, 2012 6:36 PM (in response to kabakibo)

    Thats really weird I also have a macbookair and just tried it. guess what ? doesnt do it either.

     

    Aghhhhh

  • Pascal Beausoleil Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Jun 17, 2012 8:06 PM (in response to wellos)

    wellos wrote:

     

    I am also having the same problem. I have tried the above to no avail. Pascal how do you access the disk in finder as you have shown.

     

    My time capsule is connected wirelessly as i gave up in the end trying to establish a direct ethernet connection.

     

    Hi wellos,

     

    My Time Capsule is also connected wirelessly. If your Mac is connected to the same network, you should see it in the Sidebar of the Finder along with the other available devices on your Network.

     

    If you don't see it, make sure that "Enable file sharing" is checked for your Time Capsule in AirPort Utility.

     

    Like this:

    Screen Shot 2012-06-17 at 9.46.29 PM.jpg

    Now in order to re-index the backup volume for Spotlight - http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2409 - you will probably need to mount the .sparsebundle disk image for the specific backup volume as well. Just double-click on it.

     

    Please let me know if it works,

     

    P-

  • wellos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 17, 2012 8:50 PM (in response to Pascal Beausoleil)

    Hi Pascal thanks for responding.

     

    My mac is 10.7.4 and I am unable to drag over the time capsule into the privacy settings box - it just flicks back.

     

    i can see the time capsule in the sidebar and everything works fine. I can retrieve and view all files just unable to do a search. heres a screen shot of what i have.

     

    I changed the air utility to show what you have and it didnt change anything - still doesnt search.

     

    The capsule shows as a folder not as a HD

    Screen Shot 2012-06-18 at 1.25.28 PM.png

  • Pascal Beausoleil Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Jun 19, 2012 7:53 PM (in response to wellos)

    wellos wrote:

     

    Hi Pascal thanks for responding.

     

    My mac is 10.7.4 and I am unable to drag over the time capsule into the privacy settings box - it just flicks back.

     

    The capsule shows as a folder not as a HD

     

    That's normal. Don't drag the folder but instead double-click on it. You should then find at least one .sparsebundle disk image:

     

    now.jpg

     

     

    Now double-click on the .sparsebundle file. This shall mount a volume like this one:

     

    Screen Shot 2012-06-18 at 10.21.23 PM.jpg

     

    It is that white icon that you want to drag to the Privacy list. You shall now be able to proceed with: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2409?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

     

    Please let me know if it works. I really hope it can solve your issue with indexing.

     

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  • wellos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 21, 2012 11:19 PM (in response to Pascal Beausoleil)

    Pascall if I double click on it - it just opens to show the folders

  • Pascal Beausoleil Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Jun 23, 2012 8:44 AM (in response to wellos)

    wellos wrote:

     

    Pascall if I double click on it - it just opens to show the folders

     

    After the double-click, in order to see the icon for the volume itself (the white icon), 

    in Finder, click the Go menu and then choose Computer Command key iconShift iconC

     

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  • wellos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 23, 2012 4:22 PM (in response to Pascal Beausoleil)

    Hi pascal really appreciate your help here but still no go.

     

    If I do that command you suggest then i get this

     

    Screen Shot 2012-06-24 at 9.17.36 AM.png

     

    but then if i double click the time capsule it then just shows the folders inside and not the white disk even if i do the command you suggest. I tried to drag the blue icon and that let me do that - then i took it out and tried a search and still not working.

  • Pascal Beausoleil Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Jun 23, 2012 5:55 PM (in response to wellos)

    If you double-click on the blue icon named Time Capsule, you shall see at least one .sparsebundle file. Double-click on the one that contains the name of the appropriate Mac. After that, in Finder, click the Go menu and then choose Computer Command key iconShift iconC

     

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  • wellos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 23, 2012 6:08 PM (in response to Pascal Beausoleil)

    It doesnt show anything except the folders -

    Screen Shot 2012-06-24 at 9.18.34 AM.png

  • Pascal Beausoleil Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Jun 23, 2012 6:18 PM (in response to wellos)

    Tell me, are you using Time Machine with your Time Capsule or are you just manually dropping items on it ?

     

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  • wellos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 23, 2012 6:24 PM (in response to Pascal Beausoleil)

    Manually dropping items on it - i didnt purchase it for a backup unit - maybe this is the problem ? should i activate it i thought it would just use up unecessary HD etc

  • Pascal Beausoleil Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Jun 23, 2012 6:37 PM (in response to wellos)

    Okay, I just took for granted that your Time Capsule drive was basically a Time Machine one. Sorry about that.

     

    What about if you try to individually drag those seven folders to Privacy individually ?

     

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  • wellos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 23, 2012 6:42 PM (in response to Pascal Beausoleil)

    Tried that and still no good - very frustrating

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    Sep 8, 2012 5:21 AM (in response to wellos)

    Hi Wellos,

     

    What you try to get spotlight to work is go to Finder Preferences. Just select Finder on the grey top menu bar and then pref.

     

    In there go to advanced tab and select for Search: Search the current Folder.

     

    Then go to the Time Capsule, double click on the blue disk icon until you see you r folders again Music etc. and then use the search section in the finder window to search for your desired file.

     

    I hope this helps everyone out there with troubles on this issue.

     

    Cheers

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