1.    29 Aug 2016 #1
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    How do I fix File Folder Searching


    I am using a Dell XPS 15 (9550) with an i7-6700HQ, and 16gb ram.

    This laptop is used as my main work desktop, so this is my mule. As of last month up until now, something changed and I don't understand what it could have been. My folder searching does NOT work.

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    For example: If I navigate to my main folder which is also a Google Drive connected folder, and I want to search for a file or document, I just type that and it pulls up all of the related documents. If I search for a Motion or Demand for Discovery, it should pull up many, and I mean many different files with that title.

    Now, nothing is found. It just says "No Items match your Description."

    I have rebuilt the Index 3 times now and nothing is fixed. This is an important function for me as there are thousands of files within these folders, and it has become rather troublesome to recall a file location from memory.

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  2.    29 Aug 2016 #2
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    Hi, assuming you have the appropriate items included in Indexing Options for them to be indexed, please see if this helps:
    ‏مجموعات Google
    more here:
    ‏مجموعات Google
    Problem with windows search in Google Drive folder - Microsoft Community
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  3.    29 Aug 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Hi, assuming you have the appropriate items included in Indexing Options for them to be indexed, please see if this helps:
    €…ج…ˆعات Google
    more here:
    €…ج…ˆعات Google
    Problem with windows search in Google Drive folder - Microsoft Community

    So good news, I solved my issue simply by searching these forums, something I should have done before I posted like an idiot.

    The links you provided, I have tried them before to no avail. What did work was the comment linked File Explorer Search Not Working

    I must have been missing the System permissions for some reason. Re-added per her instructions, and then re-indexed everything. Now all is well again!!!!
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  4.    29 Aug 2016 #4
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    Well done.. posting here isn't a sign of idiocy.. at least I hope not!
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  5.    29 Aug 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Well done.. posting here isn't a sign of idiocy.. at least I hope not!
    I know and I searched for weeks for a solution. It just happens to be that I found it right after posting here. Hope it helps someone else who may need the same answer. I was ready to reformat from this issue.
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