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Tech198
Mar 16, 2013, 03:17 PM
Hi all..

After excluding a folder in Spotligh Preferences >> Privacy tab, it appears it doesn't work (or i'm not doing it right), as after i add folders, then search via spotlight, I still get these files/folders appearing in spotlight results, even though the folder(s).

I'm trying to exclude Downloads folders ..... Maybe you can't exclude default Apple folders ?

In any case, I looked into this, and came up with this :

http://macamour.com/blog/2011/04/04/quick-tip-reset-spotlights-data-base-then-reindex-your-hard-drives/http://macamour.com/blog/2011/04/04/quick-tip-reset-spotlights-data-base-then-reindex-your-hard-drives/

Would this be the cause, the reason why Spotlight cannot prevent this is because its already been indexed ?

Any solutions here ?



Tech198
Mar 18, 2013, 07:53 PM
Just took time.