Spotlight/Finder Searching not working with NTFS attached drives

Discussion in 'NTFS for Mac & ExtFS for Mac' started by googull, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. googull

    googull Registered Member

    Oct 14, 2006
    I have about a dozen USB external hard drives many formatted NTFS that I plug into my MAC from time to time. The Paragon for Mac OSX 11.1.163 driver on Mavericks works great to copy content back and forth but doesn’t seem to support Spotlight searching on those attached drives. I don’t really care if the drives get indexed or not, i’d rather not actually, but I’d like to be able to type a filename into Finder/Search box and have qualifying files filtered. Spotlight searches (and possibly indexes) network attached NTFS formatted partitions no problem. Have I missed something here or is this just a capability that hasn’t yet been implements by Paragon?

  2. Paragon_Matt

    Paragon_Matt Paragon Moderator

    Jan 24, 2011

    The issue is not with Paragon Software it's the capability of the Finder/Search component, which may not support NTFS format in the searching.