Apple - How can I stop Parallels Desktop from listing Apps from a VM available in Spotlight?
I just figured it out after searching the sources below.
- System Preferences > Spotlight > Privacy
- Drag your "Applications (Parallels)" folder onto the "Privacy" tab
- I also added the folder with my Parallels VM (called "Parallels" in screenshot below) just to be sure I wasn't indexing any Parallel's info
- Exiting System Preferences will rebuild the Spotlight index without Parallel's apps
Note: If you have Alfred installed, go to Alfred Preferences > Advanced > Clear Application Cache
This worked for me
Mac OS 10.14.5
Parallels Desktop 14 Business Edition version 14.0.1
You have to select Settings of the VM desired. Select Options -> Applications and Uncheck "Share Windows applications with MAC"
Then click Disable
This method worked for me and now when I search something in Spotlight I don't see any results from my Virtual Machine.