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OS X Quick Tip: Do Not Search Locations in Spotlight

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Is there a folder or hard drive that you don’t want to be searched in Spotlight? Just add that location to the to the “Privacy” tab in the Spotlight preference panel and Spotlight will skip over it when searching.

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Kokou Adzo

Kokou Adzo

Kokou Adzo is a stalwart in the tech journalism community, has been chronicling the ever-evolving world of Apple products and innovations for over a decade. As a Senior Author at Apple Gazette, Kokou combines a deep passion for technology with an innate ability to translate complex tech jargon into relatable insights for everyday users.

One thought on “OS X Quick Tip: Do Not Search Locations in Spotlight

  1. But you can’t exclude the trash, which makes it inconvenient when trying to delete files related to something like an application. As the files are deleted they don’t leave Spotlight.

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