It should probably come as no surprise that their are certain files I don't want to appear in "All My Files" EVER. How do I get Mac OS X v10.7 (Lion) to ignore specific folders for its "All My Files" feature?
migrated from serverfault.com Aug 12 '11 at 1:51
I figured it out. Go the System Preferences -> Spotlight -> Privacy.
Drag in the folders you don't want indexed. They get removed from the "All My Files" feature.
This would work, but is a little bit of overkill.
If you Ctrl-Click on "All My Files" in the Finder window, you can edit the search that "All My Files" does without changing your Spotlight preferences.