Spotlight behavior for removable drives
Running Mojave. I have several USB thumb drives, mounted only occasionally, which I don't want indexed by Spotlight. So I plug in one of these drives, it mounts, and I go into SysPrefs->Spotlight->Privacy and ask the system to exclude the drive from indexing. But as soon as I unmount the drive, the system also removes it from the Spotlight indexing exclusion list. Is this a Bug, or is is a Feature?
I am also annoyed that I cannot remove a .Spotlight-V100 file from any of my USB drives. From the command line:
bash:sudo rm -rf .Spotlight-V100
rm: .Spotlight-V100: Operation not permitted
Anyone know a way around this?
I had an old drives (that was previously wiped) i think i renamedand then started a ccc and a GetBackPro onto these drives for monthly backups.
i have added them into spotlight & all stops indexing. when all is finished, I can correctly eject the drives using finder, count to 10, place them back into the hub and spotlight will restart indexing. checking privacy and they are missing again.
Ive also tried to turn spotlight off, turn spotlight back on & restart the spotlight index. then eject and remount.