Google Desktop Search fails to index a Word file
Thread poster: Fuad Yahya

Fuad Yahya  Identity Verified
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Jun 8, 2005

Is there a Google help group somewhere? I like Google Desktop Search interface, but I have a few issues with it that are driving me nuts. I won't list them here, but one particular issue is making my work difficult. I have a Word document that, for some reason, never gets indexed. I have tried moving it to other folders. When I do, it gets indexed. When I put it back where it should be, Google refuses to touch it. What gives?

And is there a way to force Google to perform indexing at any given time (rather than wait for its own internal schedule).

I appreciate any insights.


bartek  Identity Verified
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Try this Jun 8, 2005


Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Some alternatives... Jun 8, 2005

Fuad Yahya wrote:
And is there a way to force Google to perform indexing at any given time (rather than wait for its own internal schedule).

If there is, I haven't been able to figure it out. In the Copernic Desktop Search (freeware) you can select which folders to index as well as when to index them. Copernic also indexes in the background.

Users of Windows 95 (or higher) can give Wilbur (GPL from Redtree) a try... it offers support for multiple indexes and it offers regex search capabilities, and it offers a choice of viewing the entire file of only the lines on which the search term appears, things which neither Google nor Copernic offer. Wilbur doesn't index in the background, though... you have to click to create or update the index file.


Shawn Green  Identity Verified
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Boogle! Jun 8, 2005

I'm not sure of the answer to your question, but I can see you feel frustrated. For internet searches, try instead of Google. It is Google, but you get an inspiring or interesting quote and a nice picture. Might help relieve your frustrations!


Fuad Yahya  Identity Verified
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Thanks to everybody Jun 8, 2005

I appreciate everybody's help. Until the problem is resolved, I will be using the new Windows Search from MS. At least it does not seem skip any files that is included in the defined folders.


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