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How to prevent Spotlight from indexing files

In addition to using Spotlight's privacy list, a simple name extension can keep Spotlight from indexing specific files and folders.

By Jun. 7, 2013


Craigslist reportedly asks search engines to stop indexing its posts

Alleged action follows a lawsuit filed by the online bulletin board to prevent data harvester 3taps and apartment listings aggregator PadMapper from exporting its listings.

By Aug. 7, 2012


Say what? Google now indexing Facebook comments

Your name might be a little more searchable these days, as Google now indexes comments you publish on Web sites using the Facebook Comments platform.

By Nov. 4, 2011


False alarm: Google not indexing Twitter's protected tweets

Despite an L.A. Times report that a Twitter security hole allows protected tweets to be indexed by Google, only tweets that were, at some time, public are being indexed.

By Oct. 19, 2009


Fine-tune Vista's indexing options

Choose which drives, folders, and files Windows' built-in search function indexes.

By Oct. 1, 2008


On indexing Flash content, Microsoft silent

Google and Yahoo say their search engines will start to index Flash content. Microsoft is staying mum on whether or when it might add such support to Live search.

By Jul. 2, 2008


Indecent Exposure 11: Indexing exercises

With the help of Aimee Baldridge, a former CNET editor, we tackle critical keywording questions and other crises of photo management.

By Jun. 26, 2008


Powerset: Re-indexing the Web

A new search engine is indexing meaning, not just keywords.

By Jul. 2, 2007


Chinese social networks block Baidu indexing

User privacy concerns on Chinese social networking sites have led the biggest players to block indexing by Baidu, China's leading search engine.

By Sep. 14, 2008


Troubleshooting Mac OS X 10.2.x: Content indexing problems

Troubleshooting Mac OS X 10.2.x: Content indexing problems

By Oct. 21, 2003