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10/29/12
Original Poster
Gabriela Sanchez

Windows Explorer Search tool does not work for Google Drive subfolders

I had to reset my computer to factory settings and now I can't use Windows Explorer Search tool for Google Drive subfolders. I tried uninstalling and installing it again. I have tried to remove the folders and add them again and nothing has worked. I have tried to see if anyone has had similar difficulties and have encountered none! Please help!
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PwrSrg
10/30/12
PwrSrg
Same exact problem.  Started happening out of nowhere last week.  Also as a result, my ColdFusion server no longer works because my IIS root is inside my Google Drive.  So there is definitely something strange going on inside Google Drive that is making files seem as if they are not even there to the system.  In ColdFusion I get a File Not Found error, even thought the file is there.  Same behavior in Windows Search.  It doesn't see the files.
Dr. Tobias Funke
12/4/12
Dr. Tobias Funke
I'm having the same problem.  Has anyone found a solution?
Nyan - Support
12/4/12
Nyan - Support
Hi,

This is likely because your reset no longer has the Google Drive folder indexed.

Check here to enable permissions on the Google Drive folder. You can add the folder as an indexed location manually if needed.


Cheers
12/5/12
Original Poster
Gabriela Sanchez
Yes, I tried indexing the folders and it still does not work. The permissions were enabled and it did not work with a normal account or an administrator one. I also ran de Microsoft fix it and it found no problems. I searched and tried any possible suggestion they had for this problem and nothing worked. I even rebooted my computer to factory settings and it's still not working.
Dr. Tobias Funke
12/5/12
Dr. Tobias Funke
Weird, it worked for me, but not immediately.  I had to wait a couple minutes for it to index, I guess.
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Sebastian Madsen
7/31/13
Sebastian Madsen
Thanks Michael, this solved the problem for me.
 
As others in this thread all permissions were in order but still the search wouldn't work.
 
Your trick fixed it, thanks again!
 
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