Google Drive sync folder won’t search in Windows 8.1


So I have a new Windows 8.1 pro machine, indexing is setup correctly, permissions in folders are set properly as well.  I cannot search inside my Google Drive folder.  All my other folders are fine – Dropbox, Documents folder – all work and search fine.  I even re-indexed entire profile directory and ensured my Google Drive folder was selected.  Still no luck.  Frustrating!

I just found the fix today in Google forums – turn off index for the Google Drive folder:

*Windows 8

Open folder, select ‘View’, select the drop down arrow under ‘Option’, 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’.

Search is working perfectly now!