I moved the location of my OneDrive Personal folder from the user-specific folder to C drive.

However Windows 10 was not able to search in this folder, so I thought I would add the folder manually to indexing option.

But this folder is not on the list.

  • Adding the OneDrive temp folder does nothing

  • Dropbox indexes well after being added to the list

Can you help?

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  • Try to add indexing attribute with this command as administrator: attrib C:\OneDrive +I. – Biswapriyo Aug 21 '18 at 13:25
  • Does the "Show all locations" button help? – Andrew Morton Aug 21 '18 at 13:29
  • thanks guys. Tried both options. adding attribute is via cmd right? @Biswapriyo? Nothing changes after that. – Freelensia Aug 22 '18 at 16:06
  • Are you using the Administrator account to sign in this computer? Try to log on Windows 10 with higher permission, then try to add Indexed location. – WinniL Aug 24 '18 at 8:58
  • I am in an admin acct, @WinniL – Freelensia Aug 25 '18 at 9:37

I experience the same issue. I keep my OneDrive folder on drive D. After setting it up in another location you cannot add that location to indexing, it simply does not show up in the folder tree. So far my workaround is to create a folder first, than add that folder to indexing and only after that I set up OneDrive to use that folder. It is indexed but still disappears from indexing options after OneDrive setup. But that way you lose the ability to index only necessary folders within OneDrive folder. All of its content is indexed regardless whether you need it to be indexed.


Excuse me for the late response, but the question is still relevant.

After dissabeling the Files on demand setting in OneDrive, the folder will appear in the Indexing Options.

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