Search cannot find previously unopened files on external disk

Bug #1381370 reported by Jan Keuper on 2014-10-15
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Committed
Jeremy Wootten

Bug Description

So, I've found some things that don't work when searching in Files (Ctrl+F).

- Mounted a second hard drive in Files manually, searched for a folder that is on this hard drive. Search feature doesn't find it.

- Interestingly, I do find some (not all) files on this hard drive, maybe because I already watched them with Audience. For example, Search finds the file "Game Of Thrones... .mp4" when searching for "game of" but not the folder "Season 2" (which contains said mp4) when searching for "season".

- Also, searching for "game of " (that's 8 characters, space at the end) finds the file while "game of t" shows no results (9 characters, 2 spaces).

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Jan Keuper (jan-keuper) wrote :
description: updated
Jan Keuper (jan-keuper) on 2014-10-15
description: updated
Jan Keuper (jan-keuper) on 2014-10-24
Changed in pantheon-files:
assignee: nobody → Cody Garver (codygarver)
Jan Keuper (jan-keuper) on 2014-11-09
Changed in pantheon-files:
assignee: Cody Garver (codygarver) → nobody
Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2014-11-26
summary: - Search in Files acts weird
+ Search cannot find previously unopened files on external disk
Jan Keuper (jan-keuper) wrote :

I don't know, the new title does not describe my issue properly. Search doesn't find previously opened files/ folders either when I look for "game of t". MIght have to do with searching for eight characters or two spaces. Also, the folder I watched movies from does not show up in search results, even though I clearly opened it before.

tags: added: search
Changed in pantheon-files:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Ash (ash1991) wrote :

I don't get why this bug isn't marked as important as searching in not previously visited locations is a crucial feature !

Files doesn't search recursively. If you have this directory structure, "PARENT > GOT > S04 > E02.mp4 and you are in PARENT directory then pantheon-files only get GOT in search result. S04 or E02.mp4 will not be in search domain. It's only search in current directory.

Changed in pantheon-files:
status: New → Incomplete
Zisu Andrei (matzipan) wrote :

Why is this marked as incomplete?

Changed in pantheon-files:
status: Incomplete → New
Zisu Andrei (matzipan) on 2016-08-25
Changed in pantheon-files:
status: New → In Progress
Zisu Andrei (matzipan) on 2016-11-06
Changed in pantheon-files:
milestone: none → juno-beta1
assignee: nobody → Jeremy Wootten (jeremywootten)
Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2017-06-18
Changed in pantheon-files:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
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