Solution: Windows not indexing Google Drive folder for easy search though the start menu

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This fix works for all versions of Windows (Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10).

Go to the actual folder in its C:\Users\\Google Drive\  (NOT the Google Drive folder listed under ‘FAVOURITES’ which is a shortcut).

Right click ‘Google Drive’ > Security tab > Advanced > Click your username (mine showed ) > Click ‘Change Permissions’ > Check the ‘Include inheritable permissions…’ box > Click ok.

Search indexing of Google Drive should then begin in the background.

After changing these settings in an offending Windows 7 computer, indexing happened almost immediately.

For more information, check out Google’s product forum:!topic/drive/5EPuLuwmLGI