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Does Everything work with Google Drive File Stream

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:17 pm
by Bizcoach
I currently use Google drive on a windows 10 machine. Google is discontinuing the drive app and wants me to upgrade to Drive File Stream where the drive folder appears as a separate hard drive on my machine. Will that screw up Everything Search? I realize I'll have to include it and rebuild the index but will it work after that?

Re: Does Everything work with Google Drive File Stream

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:31 pm
by roger_flash
While Google drive works OK, I would not change anything )

Re: Does Everything work with Google Drive File Stream

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:27 am
by Bizcoach
I have no choice. They will discontinue Google drive. I can use either drive file stream or something called backup and sync.

Re: Does Everything work with Google Drive File Stream

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:44 am
by void
Please try adding your Google Drive File Stream as a folder index:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Folders tab on the left.
  • Click Add....
  • Select your Google Drive File Stream and click OK.
  • Click OK.

Re: Does Everything work with Google Drive File Stream

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:37 pm
by Bizcoach
Thanks. I haven't actually installed Drive File Stream yet. I'm trying to decide whether I should install it OR use the alternative, Backup & Sync. The ability to work with Everything Search is a key part of my decision.

Re: Does Everything work with Google Drive File Stream

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:28 am
by reelismism
Also interested, yet OP seems to be missing that GFS is an online/network/thingy, it's a network drive, but not a Windows network drive (what's the word i'm looking for!?) and not a desktop synced solution. I.e. your files are all on GCloud and NOT your PC (as opposed to the synced older version).

FWIW it actually works surprisingly well for me, and considering how much I depend on GSuite, it's hella useful.

Is there any way to get Everything to index the virtual directory that GFS mounts?

It seems to present itself to the OS as just another drive, not a network drive, and Explorer searches work as per any directory.
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I.e.
A GFS search: search-ms:displayname=Search%20Results%20in%20REEL&crumb=System.Generic.String%3Aemail&crumb=location:G%3A%5CMy%20Drive%5CREEL

An Explorer search: search-ms:displayname=Search%20Results%20in%20R.edit_BG%20KL&crumb=System.Generic.String%3Aseq&crumb=location:D%3A%5CR.edit_BG%20KL

Also you can create shortcuts as per files : 9-Part Email Subscriber.html.gdoc - Shortcut - which on being clicked load file in GDrive (Properties/Start in: "G:\My Drive\REEL\Strategy_Resources\_RESOURCES Bus Dev, Marketing '13\Digital Marketer" ).

Wondering if given this, and considering that the number of indexed files to be added to Everything DB would be relatively small, is there any way to get Everything to search my live GDrive ( G:\My Drive\ ) contents?

Re: Does Everything work with Google Drive File Stream

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:00 am
by void
I have on my TODO list to add support for indexing shell folders.

This will allow you index and search your GFS.

Currently, Everything will only index folders that resolve to a file system path.
Are you able to add your G: to your Everything index from Tools -> Options -> Folders -> Add...?

Re: Does Everything work with Google Drive File Stream

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:58 am
by reelismism
Hi, awesome to hear.

Wait: I could add 'G:\My Drive' as a folder! It then scanned G, and now it seems to work! :thumbsup:

Re: Does Everything work with Google Drive File Stream

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:25 pm
by Margherita
I have undergone that process of switching off Google Backup and Sync and moved over to Google Drive File Stream and I unfortunately have to report that your fears are true. The search indexing does NOT work (for Windows 10). The Google Drive does not appear in the indexing options. This is a huge problem for me because to find anything has become a major problem. I first need to now go to Drive online and find it there to know where anything is. If I were you I would wait before moving over. So far it is impossible to index Google Drive File Stream.

Re: Does Everything work with Google Drive File Stream

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:52 am
by reelismism
I think you misread the post above, it worked for me by simply adding the drive (G) to everything.exe.