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Old 06-01-2009, 07:36 AM   #4
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Meant to post this earlier, but the answer to my prob was here in the forums the whole time. It was spotlight trying to index my Kindle every time I plugged in.

According to Scotty1024:

OK, I think I figured it out.

I've only hooked my Kindle 2 up via USB to a Mac Pro at home.

At Home I'm not running 10.4 or 10.5.

At Work I'm running 10.5.

I hooked up the Kindle 2 via USB to my Mac Pro at work and all hell broke loose.

The culprit is Spotlight. It is sucking down all your Kindle's bandwidth creating a Spotlight index of all the content on the Kindle. I'm researching how to club Spotlight over the head and keep it off the Kindle but for now it's definitely a problem (unless you aren't using 10.4 or 10.5).

UPDATE: Go to the Spotlight control panel's Privacy tab and drag the Kindle's icon from Finder into the panel. This will create a file on the Kindle that marks it as "Do No Spotlight This Device!" If you ever notice a directory on the Kindle named .Spotlight-V100 don't delete it! That's where the file is stored, in that directory.

Whole thread is here.

Thanks, Scotty1024!
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