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Does the Spotlight update trick still work-Confirmation?
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Feb 3, 2019, 04:43 PM
The drag folder to privacy, add/ delete still work to force spotlight to update a disc?

Is there a confirmation? I clicked upper right menulet, nothing , and nothing in activity monitor. Thanks.
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Feb 3, 2019, 06:51 PM
He's talking about the System Prefs -> Spotlight -> Privacy (tab)

Adding a folder there, then removing it should only redo the search index for that folder. Not the entire volume. To force-redo the search index for the entire volume, add the volume to the privacy tab. Then remove.

Also, you might need to close Spotlight prefs for a change to take. ie - add folder, close Spotlight prefs. Open Spotlight prefs, remove folder, close prefs.
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