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  1. To be honest, I did not have any problems with spotlight indexing and GDFS. But for me personally I think most of my files were "available offline", maybe that does the trick for me?
  2. I got a pretty honest answer from the Google support, I would like to share with you. Hopefully for others helpful. The link to the Google-Blog will explain what I explain in my last post. It seems that the only solution is to wait for an update by Gooogle. @Michal Bryxí regarding this blog post, you have time until October 1, 2021 to update. Plenty of time for Google to provide an update that solves the spotlight issue. Only solution for me is to wait, or try the new solution @Vero explained with the Google API and an Alfred API, that sounds very interesting.
  3. Good that you mention this. Backup and Sync from Google is the old Version for Google Drive (private). If you are a Google Workspace Customer (for business purpose) you can't use "Backup and Sync from Google" instead you must use "Google File Stream". Because this is very confusing, Google did a cool step: They simplified both apps and bring it together. So "Backup and Sync from Google" and "Google File Stream" are now "Google Drive for Desktop". In this help article it will be explained: https://support.google.com/googleone/answer/10309431 Look at the FAQ section they will explain it there. @Michal Bryxí you should definitely stick to "Backup and Sync from Google" otherwise you can not use Spotlight or Alfred search. I'm really jealous of you, because you can use it still.
  4. Thanks a lot @Vero for the update. I just found a reddit post about spotlight and the new Google Drive update. Seems like many users have problems with this update: I also made one more observation. I have two Google Drive accounts. One via my Google Workspace account (Business) and one via my private Google account (Google One). I first thought that Alfred/Spotlight can search my private Google Drive account and only the data from Google Workspace is no longer searchable. But then I realized that after switching from version 46 to version 47 (of Google Drive) I had two folders of my private Google Drive account on the computer. One of them was not connected to Google Drive and therefore no longer synchronized. So I deleted the unsynchronized folder. After that, Spotlight/Alfred could no longer find any data. That is, Spotlight only displayed something because of the duplicate folder that was not connected to Google Drive. I hope that the people for whom it works, do not run into the exact same error. P.S. I also informed the Google support about this problem. So far not helpful, they are blaming macOS. But I clarified that with Version 46 everything works fine.
  5. This would be enough for me for the meantime. But I get an error message when using "mdutil -s" or "mdutil -i on" This is the error message: Error: unknown indexing state. Any idea? After trying as root I get now this error message: Error: unable to perform operation. (-407) Error: unknown indexing state.
  6. I'm running in the same error @Michal Bryxí reported here. I did a detailed posting in this thread: After posting there I found this thread which is maybe the better fit. As I understand correctly, Alfred is using the spotlight search index correct? For me, also, spotlight is not finding the files in my Google Drive Folder. I switched from Google File Stream to Google Drive for Desktop. Here is the news from Google regarding this update: Upcoming changes to Google Drive sync clients (support.google.com) @Michal Bryxí could you explain how you manage it that spotlight is showing you the results? Did you somehow install the old Google File Stream App again? And how could I add a folder to spotlight to search for files there, like I can do it in Alfred? With a "Finder alias" or a "Symlink" ? Thanks a lot for your help in advance!
  7. I have the same problem since the update on Monday morning. I'm running Alfred 4.3.4 [1229] on MacOS Big Sur (11.3) The Files which I want to search are offline available in the Google Drive folder, like before. I also moved the Google Drive folder to my user's home directory, to make sure the path /volume/... is not causing this issue. Now the directory is "~/Google Drive - AufBau" I tried the "File Search Troubleshooting" (Help>Troubleshooting>File Search Troubleshooting) with the following result Starting Diagnostics... File: '50_Kunden-Projekte' Path: '/Users/henryauffahrt/Google Drive - AufBau/Shared drives' ----------------------------------------------------------- Check file cache database... ✅ File cache integrity is ok ----------------------------------------------------------- Check if file is readable... ✅ Alfred has permissions to read this file. ----------------------------------------------------------- Check if volume '/' is indexed by macOS... ✅ Indexing is enabled on this drive ----------------------------------------------------------- Check direct file metadata... ✅ Direct metadata available Display Name: 50_Kunden-Projekte Other Names: Content Type: public.folder Last Used: 2021-07-20 07:02:23 +0000 ----------------------------------------------------------- Check mdls file metadata... ❌ macOS metadata missing essential items kMDItemFSContentChangeDate = 2021-07-20 07:02:23 +0000 kMDItemFSCreationDate = 1970-01-01 00:00:00 +0000 kMDItemFSCreatorCode = "" kMDItemFSFinderFlags = 1024 kMDItemFSHasCustomIcon = 1 kMDItemFSInvisible = 0 kMDItemFSIsExtensionHidden = 0 kMDItemFSIsStationery = 0 kMDItemFSLabel = 0 kMDItemFSName = "50_Kunden-Projekte" kMDItemFSNodeCount = 0 kMDItemFSOwnerGroupID = 20 kMDItemFSOwnerUserID = 501 kMDItemFSSize = 0 kMDItemFSTypeCode = "" ----------------------------------------------------------- ❌ Troubleshooting failed What I tried to solve the problem on my own: Fix Your Spotlight Search Results By Forcing Spotlight To Re-index Alfred Preference > Advanced > File/Apps: Clear Application Cache + Rebuild macOS Metadata As I explained above: Moved the Google Drive Folder from /volume/... to my Home directoy ~/... Has anyone an Idea how to solve this problem? Is this a problem we should inform the Google Team about? It is very annoying since I have ALL my files in this Google Workspace / Google Drive Accounts. I appreciate any kind of help! Henry
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