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How to Hide Files & Folders From Spotlight Search on Mac

This tutorial will show you how to hide any file or folder Spotlight search results. Spotlight privacy settings, once configured, will keep your personal data safe from prying eyes.

You might have often noticed that when you search for files and folders on your Mac using Spotlight(Cmd+Space) some results unintentionally crop up in the results. Here’s a simple solution to enable spotlight privacy.

Follow these steps to Hide files/folders from Spotlight:

  • Search anything in Spotlight(Cmd+Space) and click on Spotlight Preferences Link in the bottom.
  • The first tab displays various categories. Use this list to hide content like Mail messages, contacts & certain file types such as Images, PDF files etc.

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  • Now getting back to hiding specific files.
  • Click on the Privacy Tab. Here is the list of files and folders which Spotlight will skip during searching. So click on the plus button at the bottom of the list to add anything to the list.

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  • You can put all your personal data in one folder and just add the folder to this list so that they are not displayed in results.

Simple enough, right! If you have more Mac related queries feel free to use the new CAG Help forum.

How to Turn Off Startup Applications on Mac

There might be some programs you installed on your Mac which start up automatically every time you switch on your Mac. For example, Skype or Hotspot Shield. We don’t need each of those to start up by itself at login and here’s a simple way to disable them.

Ease of use is the best part about Mac’s operating System. Most operations are intuitive and a few clicks via simple interfaces are all that take to configure the Mac. That’s one of many reasons why we love the Mac computers. Continue reading How to Turn Off Startup Applications on Mac

How to Delete Partition Created by BootCamp

In one of my earlier post I shared  How to Install Windows on MacBook using Bootcamp and running Windows as a stand alone OS in Windows is better than running windows using parallels or Vmware. After some time using Windows as a stand alone OS on my MacBook pro, I have decided to remove Windows completely.

Here is a quick tutorial which will be helping you to remove Windows partition which you created using BootCamp.

Open BootCamp assistant:

BootCamp
BootCamp

Click on continue and click on create or remove a windows partition:

On the next screen click on restore:

Insert your password and you will get this screen:


And now partition which you created using Bootcamp is removed. If you have any question or queries regarding the same. Do let us know.

How to Use BootCamp to Install Windows XP OS in MACBook Pro

I’m a windows and macBook user and I have one Dell inspiron 14″ and 1 MacBook Pro. Finally I decided to completely do a shift to Mac system but I have many softwares which are windows based and many of them doesn’t have Mac version.
One option was to install Windows on my Mac using Parallels software which let you run any version of Windows inside. Or we can use BootCamp to install Windows as a different operating system and this will give your system a dual boot. So you will have an option to boot on your Mac System or on Windows.
I’m outlining the important steps which you can use to Install Windows as a separate OS on your Mac machine using BootCamp.

On your Mac OS, run Bootcamp Assistant:

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Windows Partition size:

Click on continue and give the size to your Windows Partitioning. Depending on your usage of Windows and Mac, you can make changes by dragging the size column

Click on Partition and Boot Camp assistant will create one partition for Windows. Now Insert an authenticated CD of windows OS which you want to install on your MacBook.

After that process is straight forward. You should know how to Install Windows OS and once your Windows is installed and you booted on Windows OS, insert Mac OS X install CD, to install drivers for your Windows OS on Mac.

Note:

While booting up keep pressing option button to see dual boot option. After long press option button, you will be able to select OS between Mac and Windows.

I hope this tutorial will help many Mac users who are looking forward to Install Windows on their MacBook. If you have any question regarding this, ask in our Support forum.