Spotlight Privacy - bundle content still showing in All My Files

Discussion in 'macOS' started by LV426, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. LV426 macrumors 6502a

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    I have VMware Fusion installed, which hosts virtual machine bundles in Documents/Virtual Machines. I don't want the contents of the bundles showing up in All My Files in Finder so I added the Virtual Machines folder to Spotlight's Privacy list. But the files are still showing up in All My Files.

    Any ideas, anyone? Thanks.
     
  2. JohnDS macrumors 65816

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    Oct 25, 2015
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    Try forcing a re-index of Spotlight by copying and pasting the following line into terminal:

    sudo mdutil -E /
     
  3. LV426 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Many thanks. That did the trick. The files didn't automatically disappear from Finder, but after a reboot they're now gone from All My Files.
     

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