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i've just installed Ubuntu 12.10 and i've found that in the dash i can't look for files that i haven't opened yet, eg: I have a huge collection of pdf files and when i look for them on the dash i can only find the ones i've opened. How can I correct this?Is there any way of changing the Dash search settings?

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Where exactly are the pdf files? Are they in the home folder? If not, then where? –  mikewhatever Jan 5 '13 at 3:44
    
check out this link : askubuntu.com/questions/125843/dash-search-gives-no-result –  Mukund Jan 5 '13 at 7:58
    
@mikewhatever They are all in the Documents folder –  user51176 Jan 6 '13 at 18:27
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From terminal run sudo updatedb.

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Could you include why this would help? Does updating the locate database indeed help here? –  gertvdijk Jun 25 '13 at 21:31
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