.metadata_never_index

File Type Generic IconSpotlight Never Index File
File Format Proprietary (Apple)
Usage Open manually; may run a program or script when opened
Rank ★ ☆ ☆  Uncommon
Description

METADATA_NEVER_INDEX is a hidden file that may be found in volumes used with Mac OS X. It prevents the Spotlight search program from indexing the files and folders in the same directory. METADATA_NEVER_INDEX files are commonly found on iPods and hard drives that are used with Mac OS X computers.

Open With
macOS

IconApple Spotlight

Updated November 6, 2009
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