I am one of the few, that likes the idea of unity lenses and scopes :) Unfortunately, the file lens is not finding all files from my personal folder, just some recent (I assume they are coming from zeitgeist).

How can I make my unity dash indexing all files in my home folder? Being told “No files found” while I see the file in my File explorer is annoying.


I actually found it here and here, and works also on 15.04.

In your home directory type

sudo updatedb -U $HOME

the sudo seems necessary as it tries to create a temp file in /var/lib/mlocate/mlocate.db ⇒ odd

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