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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.


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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/


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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.


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Try deleting the spotlight cache folder at ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.spotlight


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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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