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Unity search is not bringing up documents/files that I've opened before in an external hard drive /media that's always connected. Is there a command to extend the unity search to find these files without having to open nautilus and do a search? Even then, once I open the document, work on it, save it, it still will not come up in the unity search.

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closed as too localized by fossfreedom Jun 26 '12 at 20:36

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I think this is a duplicated question. please, take a look at this answer. askubuntu.com/questions/70854/…. the gnome-activity-journal mentioned there does that for you. –  Jesse Jan 19 '12 at 20:42
Yes, I just got on the Activity Journal train and loving it. I don't feel that it quite answers it, but really helps. THX. I'm hopping back and forth b/w gnome shell and unity for this reason, so I'll post back if it solves the problem. –  blackhawkover Jan 27 '12 at 5:34
I'm back on unity in 12.04 which does a superb job of searching in these areas and bringing up documents and files from other media, not just internal hard drive. 12.04 is doing awesome in this regard, and I've taken a step back from gnome-shell. –  blackhawkover Apr 11 '12 at 21:12
As this is now a "fixed issue" in 12.04, this question can be closed :) –  8128 May 3 '12 at 10:48

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