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  1. Hello Vero, Google Spreadsheets are "gdoc" files and they are just links to a drive.google.com URL inside of chrome. They don't act as the actual file, and thus one can not search inside of them. A solution for this is to export the document as a DOCX (or XLS), and then upload it again and keeping it a DOCX (google now supports this, before they automatically converted the file to google drive's format). After that, a .docx file would be synced on your computer, and this file can be edited both in Google Drive via browser and locally through word, and it syncs very well. I also pos
  2. Hello! October 2020 and still having this issue. The fact that GFS "mounts" is very inconvenient. Alfred can indeed index files by name (as can spotlight) but I am having issues with searching for content inside the files, for instance, phrases inside a PDF. And this is both from spotlight and from alfred (although alfred uses spotlight's index, so it's the same). This was a deal breaker for me, the ability to search within the files I feel it's extremely important. The only solution I found was not to use Google Drive File Stream and switch to Google's Backup and Sync. The main di
  3. Hello! October 2020 and still having this issue. The fact that GFS "mounts" is very inconvenient. Alfred can indeed index files by name (as can spotlight) but I am having issues with searching for content inside the files, for instance, phrases inside a PDF. And this is both from spotlight and from alfred (although alfred uses spotlight's index, so it's the same). This was a deal breaker for me, the ability to search within the files I feel it's extremely important. The only solution I found was not to use Google Drive File Stream and switch to Google's Backup and Sync. The main di
  4. Thanks for your reply. I'm not sure why you are saying I am treating Alfred as a purple Spotlight. How it is meant to be used is completely relative, I use the features that I like in the way I believe it's appropriate, according to my needs. Some of them I am happy with the default, some of them I rather customize. Not sure why this is an issue. That's why I'm here, asking for the community's help. Regarding your suggestion of creating a workflow: sounds great and thanks for mentioning. However as I understand it it won't work properly because it won't search file nam
  5. Hello, When I need to search the contents of a file, I type this: "in rabbit 123" By using the keyword "in" followed by the search term, alfred knows that it needs to search inside files for the term "rabbit 123". I need to enable this by default. I don't care for performance, I need Alfred to search anywhere without me having to specify it. Can someone please help me? I purchased power pack a week ago and so far I am very happy, however this is break dealer for me, and spotlight does it by default. Appreciate anyone's help.
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