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With the external drive plugged in open Explorer, right-click the drive,
select properties, and uncheck the Allow indexing service... option
"Robert DeNarrow" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I use an external drive for backup purposes. When I switch the drive on,
> windows immediately begins indexing the drive - which I can manually
> cancel - and also opens a box asking me if I want to copy images to my
> computer. I usually press the "take no action" choice, but it comes on
> every time.
> Is there any way to initialize a setting that would stop windows from
> doing both these jobs when I switch on the drive?
> Thanks for any advice...