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[SOLVED] How to disable Spotlight indexing?


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Hi all! This is my first post on the forum as the new Alfred user.


Since I made a switch from Spotlight I wanted to disable the Spotlight indexing to save the energy and some disc space.

To this end I went to Spotlight settings -> Privacy -> Added whole disk to remove the whole cache -> Removed it from selection (as described here https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201716) -> Went back to 'Search results' tab -> Unchecked all


But still after the last MacOS update I could see high energy usage of Spotlight.

Are there any recommended steps to disable Spotlight altogether?

Edited by Jendker
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