Spotlight Privacy - bundle content still showing in All My Files

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

  1. LV426 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2013
    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

    Oct 25, 2015
    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

    Jan 22, 2013
    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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