Friday, May 11, 2007

Google Stinking Desktop!


Whenever it was GoogleDesktop came out, I installed it and loved it.

I have grown completely dependent on it... like a bean pole needs sunshine.

Then, on March 11, it stopped indexing.



I uninstalled. Re-installed. Joined discussion forums. Sent reports to Google. Threatened a multi-billion dollar lawsuit.

Nothing.

I am dying.

I have no memory. I know this (it is about all I can remember!). And I accept this. It has been this way since I scheduled a church musical when I was 16 and forgot to go - I was the Director. I work very hard at remembering things - I have all kinds of devices to aid my memory. GoogleDesktop was one such device. A vital device. A needed device. I am floundering without it!

This is a plea for help! Mercy! Aid! Assistance! Anything!!!!

I NEED MY GDS!!!!

7 comments:

  1. Maybe you forgot ... but I suggested deleting all emails from March 10-12. If they are important, you can back them up first.

    My best guess is that you have a corrupt email or Outlook PST file that GDS is choking on.

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  2. Do you ever remember anything unaided?

    :)

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  3. Ryan - you will need to tell me how to back up those files! [Maybe you could come over and do it for me... like those USB ports... :-) ]

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  4. Hi Paul!
    I've heard that Google Desktop stops indexing files when you have less than 1 gigabyte of disk space on your primary hard drive. Could this be the problem?

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  5. 104 gig of space left... that can't be it. Any other ideas?

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  6. I'd bet that when you reinstall GDS it keeps the old index file from before. You could try forcing GDS to build a new index file by moving or deleting the old one.
    The index can be found in:
    c:\Documents and Settings\*yourUsername*\Application Data\Google\Google Desktop Search\

    Just rename the "Google Desktop Search" directory to something else, then restart GDS. Hopefully it will rebuild your whole index.

    Let me know if it works~!

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