Windows 10: Indexing doesn't see files...

  1.    06 Mar 2016 #1

    Indexing doesn't see files...


    I've got a lot of PDF's in my User directory, which according to the Indexing service has been indexed (and it says it's done and has indexed thousands of files). PDF's are set to search file properties only. When I search for any of the PDF's by name though I don't find them. I've tried rebuilding the index and no luck. According to the Indexing settings (default) it is indexing the users folder.
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  2.    06 Mar 2016 #2

    I have put a pdf in
    E:\User Folders\Desktop - that's my relocated Desktop folder
    C:\Users\<username>\Documents

    and a Cortana search (My Stuff) finds them. (That relies on Windows search index)

    What's the path to your 'User' directory you mention first?
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  3.    07 Mar 2016 #3

    Good idea. I will put PDF's other places and see if it finds them.
    By user I meant I left the defaults on, which indexes everything in c:\users\

    Just did the test

    Even though the folder C:\users\[name]\Google Drive is checked in indexing, nothing in it is seen by cortana search. I (user) have full access to the folder's contents.
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