Search issue with Google Drive for Windows

6 December 2015
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Issue: Windows search does not work specifically for the Google Drive folder
Description: Due to access permission, system is not able to index the files and folder from the Google Drive folder.
Fix: To solve this issue we have 2 methods defined below.

Method 1: with keeping Windows Indexing enable:
Step 1: Open the Google Drive properties
Step 2: Go to Security Tab and make sure that “SYSTEM” user is there and has full Access rights
If not, add it manually by referring following image

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Step 3: Save all changes.
Step 4: Now make sure that the option is active (ticked) “Allow files in the folder to have contents indexed in addition to file properties” in “Advance” from “General” tab.
Step 5: If not, enable the option with referring following image.

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Method 2: with Disabling Windows Indexing.
Step 1: In the Google Drive Folder, select ‘Organise’, or for Windows 8 Open folder, select ‘View’, select the drop down arrow under ‘Option’,

Step 2: Select ‘Folder and Search Options’,

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Step 3: ‘Search Tab’select ‘Don’t use the index when searching in file folders for system files’ and ok.
Step 4: then select ‘Change folder and search options’, >’Search’ and select ‘ ‘Don’t use the index when searching in file folders for system files’ and ‘Apply’.

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