Support advanced search like in Windows Search
And don’t forget to index PDF tags.
Hi, can you tell us more about what you mean by advanced search? Thank you.
Much needed, just like in google drive.
Melanie Gallant commented
There should be an ability to browse by file type for example to see all video files. Also to search by time span for example all files added between August 1st and August 20th 2016.
Being to search on a subfolder, and to restrict results to file names rather than file contents is a big start. Microsoft is pushing OneDrive as a place to store research files, which can number in the millions. The search and filter functions are completely inadequate to replace file-system storage
Mike Gahrns commented
Generally helpful, but would also be very helpful when trying to fix sync issues like the one described here:
Paul Pardi commented
Simple things like being able to search by file size or type would be very helpful.
José Oliver-Didier commented
Windows File Explorer's search options provides operators support as well as filtering the metadata. It would be nice if all if not some of the functionality ports over to OneDrive. I frequently use these operators to search among my photos. I especially rely on the Geotags, Descriptive Tags and People Tags, as well as the star ratings added using Windows Photo Gallery or Windows Explorer. The Search box should be a important feature.
I must add Google Photos does a good job with this, why not Microsoft?
Shai Fisher commented
I'd like to search my pictures by parameters like Camera Device or type (photo \ video)
Make Searching happy! Make the search support REGEXP, Regular Expression. This should be something quick to implement, I guess.
@Casey I have a large collection of keyword-tagged PDF files. I would like to be able to search for item on OneDrive.com just like I can with Windows Search, using the same query format (i.e., Advanced Query Syntax, as documented at <http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa965711(v=vs.85).aspx>).
When this is done it would also be great if you provide an option in Office web app to handle search:-URIs (e.g., <search:query=name:"Some+paper"+tag:"some+keyword"+type:pdf>) directly in OneDrive.com. (I put lots of search:-links in my documents so I can find the right files no matter where they are. It’s unfortunate that currently Office web apps don’t even handle search:-URIs correctly (at least OneNote doesn’t).)