Mac OS X - How to exclude folders, directories or drives from Spotlight searches

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Mac OS X - How to exclude folders, directories or drives from Spotlight searches


In this article you will learn how to exclude a folder or disk from the Spotlight search.
The procedure is as follows:
  • Click on the Apple menu > System Preferences > Spotlight.
  • Select the Privacy menu
  • Click on the + button to add disks or folders to the exclusion lists:

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Published by deri58. Latest update on August 13, 2014 at 10:59 AM by deri58.
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