Need the ability to search for files by file name only, like the way it always has been in Windows File Explorer. The new
Unfortunately OneDrive is pretty much useless to me because i cannot search for a file by keywords in the file names ... pretty crazy! Why not make OneDrive work the same way that File Explorer works on any other Windows computer?
I uploaded all my work files not only as a way for me to be able to access them remotely for working on the road ... but as a secure backup. Only to learn one day while traveling that I couldn't find a file I needed by searching for a couple words that I knew are in the file name. I searched for the words like I would do on my PC and got results from every single file (hundreds of them) that had either of the words ANYWHERE in the file! How lame is that?
I hope MS can come up with a fix for this before I decide that I have to find another service that will provide that.
Michael Pollard commented
OneDrive needs a proper search syntax, and preferably GUI-provided advanced search option - not just based on date (which itself only has a few options) or file type (which only lists a few specified types).
I should be able to search only certain folders, and select whether to search the entire tree or only the current folder, in addition to whether the full text of files are searched or just the names, or just the metadata. And this should be in addition to specify and/not keywords and exact phrases. Ideally, it would also give a context preview where the words were found.