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n89b
07-12-2007, 05:52 PM
I have read that Superduper will not enable spotlight indexing for a volume if it is listed in Spotlight Privacy preference pane. However, I cannot add my backup drive to the preference pane, by dragging or adding it manually.
How can I stop the volume indexing being enabled by superduper?

dnanian
07-12-2007, 07:01 PM
Try erasing the volume with Disk Utility. Restart, then add it into the Privacy tab.

n89b
07-13-2007, 08:48 AM
Thanks very much. Works now.
Superduper is great software. I personally would like to see a 'test' backup option - where superduper just analyses the differences on both drives and reports them. This would have helped me yesterday when I installed stuffit and found it very difficult to remove as it spread files all over the hard drive, yet I didn't want to restore from the backup.

kevinashworth
07-14-2007, 04:36 PM
Very helpful. Should be on page 1 of the users guide!

kevinashworth
07-20-2007, 03:16 AM
My backup drive is suddenly not appearing in the Privacy tab anymore. Ay, ay, ay. Spotlight on a duplicate backup drive is kind of redonculous....

n89b
07-20-2007, 01:14 PM
Mine has disappeared from the privacy tab too, however spotlight still doesn't index it so I'm happy.