I have two drives on my MacBook Pro. One is a SSD with the root (/) partition, and the other is a hard drive with a home directory partition (/Users). Both partitions are HFS+ format.
When I make a search using Spotlight, nothing on the /Users partition is searchable, since it is not indexed.
Trying to use mdutil to start indexing the drive does not work:
## Attempt to enable indexing and flush any existing index $ mdutil -i on -E /Users /Users: Indexing and searching disabled. ## Attempting the same as above to all volumes $ mdutil -i on -E -a /: Indexing enabled. /Users: Indexing and searching disabled.