Spotlight in MacOS is a handy way to find files and folders on your Mac. It is often faster than doing a hunt-and-peck on your hard disk or iCloud and it can return file types or folders by name or extension. But if you have private data that you do not want searchable, it returns those files and folders in Spotlight search results too.
Fortunately in MacOS, it is very easy to stop this from happening. Essentially, all you have to do is tell Spotlight that a folder and its contents are private and thus, not searchable. While you could still find the file or folder if you go through Finder, it will at least be hidden from Spotlight. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to change the settings in Spotlight on MacOS so the folders are searchable.