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I have a problem that been reported before but the solution on that page has not helped me at all. Basically, Synapse can't find ANY* files or folders other than "Home" and I've never been able to figure out why. This means I am limited to using it to open apps. When I want to find a file or folder, I still have to navigate to get to what I'm looking for. And I've finally had enough!

I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on three machines (a laptop, a desktop, and a VM) with Cinnamon (edit: Unity too), and Synapse doesn't find files or folders other than "Home" on ANY of them. This has been driving me crazy for so long, and I keep coming across this answer every time I try to solve it, but it just doesn't work.

Footnote: Correction - Synapse can find some files (but very few), and no folders other than home.

UPDATE: Seriously, people. Nothing? Nada? Not even a wild guess? If it doesn't work on multiple machines for me I can't imagine no one else has had this issue! I was thinking maybe Spideroak or Dropbox was interfering, but I disabled them and ran the zeitgeist commands in the linked page, and still nothing! Gaaa! I feel like I'm living in the stone age without this!

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Have this problem as well; enabling Zeitgeist can help, but that damn "Directory Search" plugin should be enough here (but is not working). –  limist Feb 7 at 8:55
    
@limist Well at least SOMEBODY made some sort of comment or reply here. I STILL haven't solved the issue, and I was beginning to wonder why nobody else seems to be dealing with it. At least I know I'm not alone, or crazy. –  fronzee Feb 7 at 17:05
    
Seems that newer versions of Ubuntu and Synapse don't have this issue: askubuntu.com/questions/87960/synapse-does-not-show-folders/… Maybe using the PPA to get a newer version is the solution: launchpad.net/~synapse-core/+archive/… –  limist Feb 9 at 21:57

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