So, who's up to writing a script that "touches" each file in a desired 
directory? :-P this, as well as my comment #29, would neatly circumvent this 
problem, no?
Also, what exactly does "touching" mean? I can neatly touch all files on my 
harddisk if I let baobab (the disk usage analyzer) run over it, but that won't 
work, will it? What would the cheapest (performance-wise) application be to do 
this?

btw, Seif, are you sure about this location limitation for tracker? It's
been a while since I last used it, but I seem to remember that I could
add user-chosen locations with one visit to preferences, to be indexed
by tracker.

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https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/646724

Title:
  not all files show up in files-place

Status in Unity:
  Triaged
Status in Unity Files Place:
  Triaged
Status in Zeitgeist Framework:
  Fix Released
Status in Zeitgeist Data-Providers:
  Invalid
Status in “unity-place-files” package in Ubuntu:
  Triaged
Status in “zeitgeist” package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  The Unity interface, with its files-place feature for user access to
  files/documents etc. is really great.

  However there is a problem since the search feature relies wholly on
  zeitgeist (AFAIK), in the zeitgeist is not tracking everything.

  E.g. in openoffice, I create a new file (or open an existing one) from
  within openoffice itself. This file does not show up, presumably
  because openoffice does not (yet) push its activity to zeitgeist.

  I guess any number of other programs could suffer the same problem.

  For the average user, this is surely going to be confusing. They will
  create documents via legitimate means ('New ...' buttons in their
  applications), and then expect to be able to search for them in the
  Unity files-place interface.

  To avoid this confusion I would guess there really needs to be a
  filesystem watcher on the home dir (or key folders within it) so that
  zeitgeist is aware of activity caused by non-zeitgeist-aware
  applications.

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