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I added a couple of my external hard drives to Alfred's search scope, but now he gets stuck whenever I perform a file search while he waits for the disk to spin up. Given that OS X indexes all this stuff, why does the disk need to spin up at all? Alfred's not trying to access anything on the drive is he? Occasionally Alfred even gets stuck when I'm not performing a file search. Simply attempting to type a keyword can be enough to cause the drive to spin up and Alfred to stall until it has finished doing so. EDIT: I removed the disks from Alfred's default scope and added a workflow with a file filter to search them directly. Even without the disks being in Alfred's search scope invoking Alfred and attempting to fire off a keyword is sometimes enough to cause an external to spin up and Alfred to beach ball.
I use an external hard disk (~2 times a month) and when I attempt to eject it I am prompted that it's still in use by alfred. Even if I quit alfred I am still prompted. Is there some indexing happening on the disk? Can I disable this for external disks?
I was happily cleaning up my "Downloads" folder using (1) cmd+alt+\ and (2) move to, moving the files and folders to an external disk. This was working great. Then I tried to do the same thing moving files from one external disk to another. No "move finished sound". No files moved either. I added the other drive to the searchable directories of Alfred, but to no avail. Does anyone know whether this is not possible, if I need to change some setting, or whether this is a bug? Thanks!