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Why cant I search any files on my external hard disk?

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I am using Mac OS X Yosemite, and I am having this problem that is really bothering me. I have a lot of data in my external hard drive but I can not search for them in mac, I did some research and it seems that I am not the only one having this problem

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How, exactly, are you searching for your files.?

I use Spotlight, which finds any file whose name I know exactly on any drive, internal or not.

That said, there are a number apps out there that will find files for you.

EasyFind is just one such app.

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I also use spotlight

I use spotlight too but I cant find files on the external drive

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Maybe they were ignored?
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suggestion

If you can't search your external HD the Spotlight menu (top right) try from 'All My Files' in a Finder window sidebar, or open your desktop-mounted external HD in a Finder window and use the search bar.

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