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10.4: Configure Spotlight to index excluded directories
Authored by: kirkmc on May 13, '05 10:51:48AM

The list of exclusions linked from the article is incorrect. Spotlight clearly indexes all of these folders:

Desktop
/Documents
/Library/Caches/com.apple.AddressBook/MetaData

/Library/Mail
/Music
/Movies

/Pictures
/Library/Caches/Metadata
/Library/Fonts

/Library/Internet Plug-Ins
/Library/Metadata
/Library/Preferences

/Library/PreferencePanes
/Library/Screen Savers
/Library/Spotlight

/Library/Widgets
/Library/Caches
/Library/Printers

/Applications
/Users/Shared
/System/Library/CoreServices/Help Viewer.app

/System/Library/Fonts
/System/Library/PreferencePanes
/Users

As for the rest, some of them are not indexed, such as all the system folders, but it's not clear exactly which ones.

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