Documents supports only certain types of documents such as PDFs and office suite documents such as spreadsheets and word processor documents. It will not show text documents and photos.
For your local documents to appear in Documents, they must be inside your Documents or Downloads folders, or inside folders that are in those directories. Documents that are in other places on your computer will not be shown.
If your documents fail to display in Documents, Tracker may not be running or properly configured. Make sure Tracker is running in your session. The default configuration, set to index files in your home directory (non-recursively) and XDG folders (recursively), should be adequate.
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