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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?

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Put them somewhere else. runs –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Aug 12 '11 at 1:49
    
What part of "all my files" don't you understand? :) –  Spiff Mar 19 '12 at 16:21

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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.

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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.

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It doesn't include all of the criteria though. You could also edit /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocume‌​nts.cannedSearch/search.savedSearch. –  ؘؘؘؘ Sep 3 '12 at 7:17

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