I am running 0.0.13 in Oneiric and have/had the same problem. I fixed it by using the proposed "rm -r ~/.local/share/zeitgeist/fts.index" and then rebooting the computer. However, after 1-3 days (I unfortunately do not remember when I did it exactly) the bug was there again. I just repeated the fix and everything is working now again, but it is weird that it reappeared.
I do not know if it helps but it never worked before I did the fix. I did not even know that it is a feature of unity because after I upgraded to 11.04 directly it was broken from the beginning. -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Zeitgeist Extensions, which is the registrant for Zeitgeist Extensions. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/777866 Title: search doesn't find any files even though unity-place-files is running Status in Unity: Invalid Status in Unity 2D: Invalid Status in Unity Files Lens: Invalid Status in Zeitgeist Extensions: New Status in “unity-place-files” package in Ubuntu: Invalid Bug description: Binary package hint: unity-place-files Having got past bug 662619 I have unity-place-files and zeitgeist- daemon installed and running. In gnome-activity-journal, I can see my recently changed files, and when I click the "files & folders" button, I can see some downloads, recent files, and favourite folders. However, when I type into the search bar in the files lens, the spinner turns briefly but the list of files does not change. If I type a full filename or a substring it doesn't open or narrow down to that file. Also, in the global search lens, whatever that's called, I can't search for files at all. ProblemType: Bug DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04 Package: unity-place-files 0.5.46-0ubuntu5 ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic 18.104.22.168 Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64 Architecture: amd64 Date: Thu May 5 15:57:03 2011 EcryptfsInUse: Yes InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007) ProcEnviron: LANGUAGE=en_AU:en PATH=(custom, user) LANG=en_AU.UTF-8 SHELL=/bin/zsh SourcePackage: unity-place-files UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-04-03 (31 days ago) To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity/+bug/777866/+subscriptions _______________________________________________ Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~zeitgeist Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~zeitgeist More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp