Mountain Lion Spotlight Search Shows Yosemite Partition Results? How do I stop it from doing that?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by logicstudiouser, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. logicstudiouser macrumors 6502


    Feb 4, 2010
    So I recently created a small partition of Yosemite on my MBP running 10.8.5. Since then, my spotlight results in mountain lion are showing results also in my Yosemite partition.
    As an example, if I spotlight search 'Firefox', it will show 2 applications. It is really annoying and makes spotlight less useful for me. Is there a way to make spotlight only search the mountain lion partition?
  2. e93to macrumors 6502a


    Jan 23, 2015
    Go to system preferences -> spotlight -> privacy. And select Yosemite partition. This will prevent spotlight to search for items in that partition.

    However, this will also prevent spotlight to search that partition while you're booted into that partition...

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