Search does not display an existing project


A large client is using GitLab Community Edition 12.1.2.

There are many different groups and dozens of projects.

When I log in to Gitlab and search for a project to check if it exists here (as opposed to CVS and SVN which still exist here), no results are found even though the project does exist and my search string was correct.

The issue is that I do not have explicit permissions to that project or group.

How can this be fixed? The search result should at least indicate the project is there, even if I do not have access to pull or push on it.

Thanks !