how to prevent certain photos/videos from showing up on search?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jihong, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. jihong macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, I was wondering how to prevent certain photos and videos from showing up on search/spotlight? When you go to Mac HD and click "all images" or "all movie" there are certain ones I would rather not have seen by anyone on my computer. Is there a way to keep these files private?
     
  2. willjax macrumors member

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  3. sawmaster macrumors regular

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    LOL yeah! I was a bit curious.... maybe... ya know......... SCHOOL WORKFAILED SCHOOL WORK!!!!! LOL :p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p

    edit: dang it i wanna strike the school work LOL and put failed shcool work :p
     
  4. willjax macrumors member

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    yeah i always got given interesting art assignments hahaha
     
  5. sawmaster macrumors regular

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    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, in all seriousness. Make a new folder and put all of your "material" in that folder. In System Preferences>Spotlight>Privacy choose that particular folder... Close out of System Preferences and it should not show up in your search.
     
  7. willjax macrumors member

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    im glad someone could take that seriously! lol
     
  8. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    Not without some problems at first... :D but, the OP was asking for some help and I felt obliged to lend a hand, so to speak...
     
  9. willjax macrumors member

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    haha no pun intended of course
     

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