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Quite simply, SSDs do everything faster. Their downside would appear to be a limited read/write cycle lifetime, but so long as you're comprehensively backed-up, I wouldn't see that as an issue. Adding a Samsung EVO 1TB as the boot drive to my Early 2008 Mac Pro has given it life I didn't know it had left in it.


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.noindex One of the fastest ways to hide a file or folder, from Spotlight, on the fly is to add the .noindex extension to the end of the filename or folder. The simplest way to get those files hidden is to create a folder, preferably named something innocuous, and add the extension to the end of the name. I’ll end up with a folder named “Nothing ...


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I'd recommend using the utility app called Bartender. http://www.macbartender.com This is a handy utility to manage and change the way menu bar icons are displayed. You can leave them in the menu bar, have them dropped down into the bartender bar which itself is opened via a small icon in your menu bar, but can hold any of the icons normally in the menu ...


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Removing the icon sudo chmod 600 /System/Library/CoreServices/Search.bundle/Contents/MacOS/Search does not completely disable spotlight, it only removes a simple way to launch it. I removed the icon and now I use Alfred.


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This could be related: https://www.apple.com/ios/feature-availability/#spotlight-suggestions-spotlight-suggestions It's a list of countries that have Spotlight Suggestions enabled in iOS 8. If this is true, this is a pretty bad move from Apple. Source: macrumors discussion


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Things to try... Set the .metadata_never_index file to stationery or locked Put the entire backup structure inside a folder called myBackup.noindex Add it to the Privacy pane in Spotlight settings. [I don't know where that data is stored - if it's on the boot drive, then it will work, if it's on the relevant external drive, back to 1 & 2]


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I had the same issue and finally found a fix!! Not only did I NOT have wifi, but I didn't even have an option for "wifi" under network preferences. When clicking the (+) under network preferences I only got options for Firewire, Ethernet, Bluetooth DUN, VPN PPPoE, and 6 to 4. I tried a number of "fixes" including terminal commands to manually turn the ...


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Re-index an entire drive In the Terminal, type sudo mdutil -E / and hit return. You may have to enter your password. The existing Spotlight index will be deleted, and Spotlight will start creating a new index in the background. You can re-index other hard drives by changing the command to include their name, like sudo mdutil -E /Volumes/OtherHardDrive. sudo ...


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While reading up on this, I found two prevalent suggestions. One from this Ask Different thread: Try to erase the Spotlight index by either running sudo mdutil -Ea or by temporarily adding your startup disk to the privacy tab in the Spotlight preference pane. If that doesn't work, try to run: sudo lsof|grep mdworker or sudo mdutil ...


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The simplest [yet not only] way to prevent Spotlight indexing a drive is... Connect the volume or drive you want excluded to your Mac. Open the System Preferences application. Click on Spotlight, then click on the Privacy tab. Drag your volume or drive into the Privacy menu to exclude it.


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You can use simple command inside Terminal.app to rename all files in directory including subdirectories. Navigate to directory in which You have files to rename (cd /path/to/dir) and run this command: find . -name "*\.txt" -exec bash -c 'mv "{}" "{}.noindex"' \; This will rename all txt files. Change extension to whatever You want.


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Select the picture and then hold down the command (apple) key. If you're not running Yosemite, the shortcut is: CommandOption The Path'll show at the bottom of the spotlight window. It's not scrollable, you might just be able to see part of it. Or,double click on the Spotlight result to open the image, then right-click on the image windows title. If you ...


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I have multiple tips for your question : Save an another picture using Gimp and look the initial save path. Do a spotlight research and drop the file result into a Terminal Window. [you will have the entire path] Do a spotlight search and Command click your file. This will open the folder that contains your file. Do a search in Finder, right-click your ...



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