I am not sure about you, when I use Spotlight to launch my applications I am getting Duplicates from My Time Machine Drive as well as my Super-duper Cloned Drive. This only happened when my MacBook is connected to the external Dives I use for this, but it is still very frustrating. To make sure This does not happen to me I followed the instructions I found over at A New Mac Tip Every Day.
- Open System Preferences.
- Choose Spotlight.
- Click on the Privacy tab.
- Click on the “+”.
- Navigate to your backup disk and find the folder called “Backups.backupdb”.
- Click “Choose”.
- That’s it. The backup should now be excluded from Spotlight searches.
You can do the same for any location that you don’t want Spotlight to index.