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Mdworker : (Warning) Import : Bad path:

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Just want to share my solved issue:
I got the title mentioned warning in system log constantly every second.
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10/30/13 5:11:35.322 PM mdworker[6562]: (Warning) Import: Bad path
10/30/13 5:11:35.322 PM mdworker[6562]: (Warning) Import: Bad path
10/30/13 5:11:35.322 PM mdworker[6562]: (Warning) Import: Bad path
10/30/13 5:11:35.322 PM mdworker[6562]: (Warning) Import: Bad path
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I solved this issue by adding my (dual-boot) windows partition(which is NTFS) into System Preferences\Spotlight\Privacy

The problem is MacOS/Spotlight indexing cannot handle partition in NTFS/FAT32 format, which is windows stuff.

Hope someone could find it useful...
 

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Just want to share my solved issue:
I got the title mentioned warning in system log constantly every second.
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10/30/13 5:11:35.322 PM mdworker[6562]: (Warning) Import: Bad path
10/30/13 5:11:35.322 PM mdworker[6562]: (Warning) Import: Bad path
10/30/13 5:11:35.322 PM mdworker[6562]: (Warning) Import: Bad path
10/30/13 5:11:35.322 PM mdworker[6562]: (Warning) Import: Bad path
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I solved this issue by adding my (dual-boot) windows partition(which is NTFS) into System Preferences\Spotlight\Privacy

The problem is MacOS/Spotlight indexing cannot handle partition in NTFS/FAT32 format, which is windows stuff.

Hope someone could find it useful...

You can also create a file in the root with name: ".metadata_never_index"
 
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