i just learned how to disable spotlight index for specific folder at my mac machine. While spotlight keep indexing my external harddisk and new folder i just copied from network drive, my Mac machine temperature increase. To prevent this happen again, i found the way to disable spotlight index for specific folder.
Follow the steps below to disable spotlight index for a folder:-
- Go to System Preferences, click on Spotlight
- Go to Privacy tab and click + to add the folder that you want to disable for index
- Once you added the folder, spotlight will not index the folder anymore.
* You can add your external harddisk to the list but it wont be permanent.