Windows 10: Search doesn't find files! At least in my Google Drive folder...

Discus and support Search doesn't find files! At least in my Google Drive folder... in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Thanks for helping; I press Start I type hello Windows finds files containing 'hello' Problem: I press Start I type the filename of any... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by lukeflegg, Sep 18, 2015.

  1. lukeflegg Win User

    Search doesn't find files! At least in my Google Drive folder...


    Thanks for helping;

    I press Start
    I type
    hello
    Windows finds files containing 'hello'

    Problem:
    I press Start
    I type the filename of any files I know exist in my Google Drive folder (c:/users/Luke/Google Drive)
    nothing appears.

    It says "Windows is still indexing some files. This might not be everything just yet."

    Thing is, if I go to Indexing Options, it clearly says
    "Indexing complete."
    and there's no HDD activity (and it's had ages to rebuild the index)...

    ...oh and I rebuilt the index (~500,000 files).

    The best workaround I've found is switching off Indexing (which reveals files in Google Drive folder, but now searching the whole computer takes forever)

    Thanks for any ideas!

    :)
     
    lukeflegg, Sep 18, 2015
    #1

  2. Search does not find Google Drive Folder on computer

    Hello,

    I have ran into this problem recently. Whenever I search, the folder named Google Drive does not pull the results. It seems that even when I get to the exact file / folder location and punch in the file name, yet it will not find.

    But if I put the file name in the Cortana search box it finds it.

    Since I run a program and attach files from a specific folder, search on the windows explorer is a must.

    I have tried to find answers on web, which all led to make sure the indexing options are sett right. I have made sure that they are exactly the way they should be.

    Please help if any one encountered same and had a solution.

    Thanks

    Moved from: Windows / Windows 10 / Cortana & search
     
    Ketan Ghia, Sep 18, 2015
    #2
  3. Search does not find Google Drive Folder on computer

    Hi Ketan,

    The issue that you’ve encountered regarding the search result on the File Explorer of your
    Windows 10 computer may be caused by some configuration or files mismatched. To sort out your concern, we suggest that you run the
    System File Checker (SFC) tool to scan and correct if there’s a possible integrity violation on the system. To do this, you may follow the steps provided on this
    link. Once you're on the page,
    you may expand and proceed with the steps from the Windows 10, Windows 7, or Windows Vista option under the
    Run the System File Checker tool (SFC.exe) section, and then complete the process. After completing the steps, you may check if the issue persists.

    Keep us updated about your concern for additional assistance.
     
    Joseph Ban, Sep 18, 2015
    #3
  4. lukeflegg Win User

    Search doesn't find files! At least in my Google Drive folder...

    Ah, and yes I checked Google Drive is included in the index!
     
    lukeflegg, Sep 18, 2015
    #4
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