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MoRU - Spotlight done right
Authored by: Cameroon on Feb 28, '06 04:15:32PM

What about file locations of the "AND NOT" variety?

I really don't want searches to (almost) ever look inside the "~/Library/Caches" directory, yet I'm stuck searching that unless I include all the directories that I do want to search.



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MoRU - Spotlight done right
Authored by: tykepenguin on Mar 01, '06 01:42:57AM

I emailed the developer about this (he's very helpful) and NOT functionality is being worked on and should be in the next release.



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MoRU - Spotlight done right
Authored by: murph on Mar 01, '06 02:00:38AM

If "(almost) never" is to be taken literally, then it sounds like your user library caches file is a good candidate for inclusion in the privacy section of Spotlight's preferences (located in system preferences). Just open Spotlight's preference pane, select the privacy tab, then drag the caches folder into it.

From the moment forward, Spotlight will ignore that folder. If a time comes when you need to search it (or include it in a search), remove it (select the folder and click the minus sign) and your good to go. When you're done drag the folder back into the privacy pane again.



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excluding ~/Library/Caches
Authored by: sjk on Mar 03, '06 12:12:07PM

My untested theory is that adding ~/Library/Caches to Spotlight Privacy preferences will cause Safari bookmarks, iCal events, and other items referenced with files in the Metadata subfolder to be excluded from Spotlight searches.



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excluding ~/Library/Caches
Authored by: Grommet on Sep 01, '06 01:47:08PM

No, your Safari bookmarks are kept in ~/Library/Safari
and your iCal events are kept in ~/Library/Application Support/iCal

The Caches folder can be safely added to the Spotlight Privacy tab.



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