Spotlight is Apple’s Mac OS X content indexing and search feature. Like any other desktop search technology, it is aimed at helping the user find files and folders on the computer. Mac Spotlight indexes all the files/folders on a volume, storing indexed metadata about filesystem objects to deliver rapid and widespread searching capabilities across the volume. The stored file or folder information includes standard filesystem metadata, MAC times (Modified, Access, Created) as well as at least part of file-internal metadata, which varies according with the type of file, for example, EXIF info for photos or word specific metadata for MS word files. These databases are created by OS X and above on each volume the machine can access, including flash drives. Most recent versions of Spotlight also store information at the user level.