I have the same problem, and suspect it may be a smart sync issue. It's possible Dropbox may have made certain files and/or folder Online Only so that Spotlight can't see them. Can someone please look into this and suggest a solution?
I'm having the same issue since upgrading to Mac OS. 11.1. Even if I put in an exact name for a local file that is not online it won't find the file. Outside of the Dropbox folder the search function works fine. Another odd thing while doing the search in the Dropbox folder I get no spinning activity wheel in the bottom right corner of the finder window, as I do in a non Dropbox folder. Any suggestions??
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