A bug in Google Docs sync created a 16 GB duplicate folder on my desktop and when I deleted it it deleted the source fold (of which folder(1) was a duplicate).

So now I want (hopefully!) to restore that from the Trash. BUT... when I got ot the trash it's trying to list 100,000 files before it gets to Projects.

Is there a way to quickly search for that Folder I deleted instead of waiting for Google Docs to crash my browser trying to load a list of 100,000 (16 GB worth) of files?

  • Do you know the folder name, what do you see when you do a search for that folder name?
    – Pacerier
    Aug 27, 2014 at 6:27
  • I don't know all the names of the folders. And even those that I do: if I search on "folder name" it get "None of your Google Docs, files or folders matched this search." Aug 29, 2014 at 21:38
  • If you know the name (or part of) you can simply search and there will be a link "one or more items in trash also matched your search". When you click on the link it will show you the items.
    – Pacerier
    Aug 29, 2014 at 22:30
  • Good to know. Thanks. I still need a way to find deleted folder for which I do not know the name, just roughly WHEN they were deleted. Aug 30, 2014 at 23:02
  • Combine the solution above with the solution from webapps.stackexchange.com/q/46026/10579 , e.g. first search for before:2014/01/01 after:2012/12/15 then click the "several items in trash also matched your search" link. Does it work? I'll go ahead and post it as an answer if so.
    – Pacerier
    Aug 31, 2014 at 19:35

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add is:trashed type:folder to the search query

  • Why the downvote? Also, this is the full search: type:folder is:trashed Jan 5, 2015 at 18:49

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