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Delete the spotlight preferences file: ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Spotlight.plist And then reboot. I was having the same problem and that fixed it for me.
This seems to be a bug in Yosemite. Disabling Conversions shouldn't disable the calculator entirely, but it does. You can provide feedback and file a bug report Apple here: https://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html https://bugreport.apple.com/
OS X uses the Spotlight index for both the "Spotlight" search and "Finder" search. I don't believe it is possible to exclude something from one, and not the other, as they are both technically "Spotlight" searches, just with different graphical representations.
Try deleting the spotlight cache folder at ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.spotlight
Using the mdfind command which queries the Spotlight Database I have to say no because the tests I performed would indicate so. In a Terminal using mdfind -name .bash_history as well as subsequent commands changing the .filename portion of the command, mdfind did not return the specific file names while only returning filenames that contained the .filename ...
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