Full text search
To enable quick full text searches.
We announced search improvements today – https://blog.onedrive.com/introducing-an-all-new-way-to-view-manage-and-share-your-photos-in-onedrive/
I would also like to see the Web version of OneDrive allow searches for text within PDFs.
Vikram Nair commented
Microsoft - please respond to all the requirements stated below from 2014-16. Are they now built in to OneDrive?
Thomas Zundel commented
I cannot search within files on Onedrive. The search only works for finding file names but not words within a word doc. Does anyone know if search within a file is possible?
Eric Hiller commented
I've tested this again, now that I have my windows desktop back up and running and have markdown file indexing working on my desktop. Of course searching within markdown files works on my desktop. But from the web interface to onedrive it is entirely a no-go.
Eric Hiller commented
Does this apply to TEXT? The article does not mention it... I can not seem to determine whether one drive supports searching within files. That is full text search. I have uploaded a text file via the online interface, (git.md - which is a Markdown file) and it is not searched within. Can you advise if this is a setting or something I am doing wrong? Or is it just not possible?
Jake Johnson commented
I know Google is a massive company but I also know that Microsoft has comparable numbers of programmers and Google has had this feature on Drive for quite some. I understand you can't do everything and must prioritize coding/hardware tasks but it seems like such an important feature. At least it is for me and especially for businesses. Is this really in the "programming" phase or just in planning/conceptual at this point? Is there an estimated time to implementation?
Thank you. And keep up the good work!
you guys advertised it is possible more than a year ago.. where is it now?
any idea when to offer searching inside files (doc, docx, other office, PDF and metadata) ?
Thx & best regards
+1 ... and don't forget metadata (tags, keywords, ...), and not just for documents (office, PDF, etc) but also multimedia (pictures, audio, video) which always had extensive metadata support.
José Oliver-Didier commented
Also, it would be nice if the standard PDF Metadatafiels are exposed and editable in accordance with the PDF standard such as:
Please ensure that this includes OCR of .PDF files. O would very much like to set my ScanSnap to scan a .PDF to OneDrive and have OneDrive OCR it so that it is searchable.