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Stop Spotlight from Indexing Time Machine Backup Volumes & External Drives

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/06/11

  1. Connect the volume you want excluded to the Mac, even if Spotlight is currently indexing
  2. Launch “System Preferences” and click on “Spotlight” followed by the ‘Privacy’ tab
  3. Drag the drives icon into the Privacy window

Source and more information (including how to do this from the terminal): [WayBackStop Spotlight from Indexing Time Machine Backup Volumes & External Drives

–jeroen

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