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Old 04-26-2009, 09:08 AM   #1
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Is the desktop search broken? or is it me?

Hi, i'm a Ubuntu user and i just noticed how the built in tracker search tool is rather broken...

I tried to find a folder, called Past Exams, and it said it couldnt find it.
Then i looked for it manually and I found it...

what's wrong with it?

any suggestion? thx!

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