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How Do I Hide Search Results In Spotlight?

Question:

I don't like my personal emails showing up in Spotlight - how do I remove them from the search results?
- Asked by Ryan B. April 15th, 2011 (Updated: December 9th, 2014)

Answer:

Spotlight preferences can be edited in Mac OS X by going to System Preferences->Spotlight. From there, you can uncheck various categories that you want to hide from Spotlight. For advanced privacy settings, click on the Privacy tab and you can block entire folders or disks from Spotlight.

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