Problem with windows search in Google Drive folder

Q

The windows folder search function is not working within my google drive folder. It works in home directories, but not the google drive folder. I have turned on indexing in the folder, and my user account has full read/write/execute access as well. Otherwise, the google drive folder is working fine. I'm running Windows 8.1.

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A

That same thread has a more correct solution, too. It's an inheritable permissions problem, so do this:

Go to the actual folder in its C:\Users\\Google Drive\ (NOT the Google Drive folder listed under 'FAVOURITES' which is a shortcut).

Right click 'Google Drive' > Security tab > Advanced > Click your username (mine showed ) > Click 'Change Permissions' > Check the 'Include inheritable permissions...' box > Click ok.

Search indexing of Google Drive should then begin in the background.

https://productforums.google.com/d/msg/drive/Uq5mGXUsbU0/rLCgus5cp3sJ

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