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.METADATA_NEVER_INDEX File Extension

File TypeSpotlight Never Index File

DeveloperApple
Popularity
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CategorySystem Files
FormatN/A

What is a METADATA_NEVER_INDEX file?

A METADATA_NEVER_INDEX file is a hidden file created on hard drives, flash drives, iPods, and other volumes used with Mac OS X. It prevents Spotlight, Apple's built-in search tool, from indexing a directory or an entire volume.

More Information

METADATA_NEVER_INDEX files are blanks file that are not meant to be opened by the user. However, if you need to find them, they are typically located in the root directory, or top level of a disk. If you remove the file it may allow the folder or volume to be indexed by Spotlight on Mac OS X systems.

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Updated 6/21/2017

About METADATA_NEVER_INDEX Files

Our goal is to help you understand what a file with a *.metadata_never_index suffix is and how to open it.

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