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How can we improve the OneDrive web experiences?

Allow search for files in the current folder instead of searching files in all folders onedrive.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Our company chose Google Drive over OneDrive due to lack of this feature, though I love OneDrive at home.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This feature is extremely important for easy searching.

        Please implement it as early as possible

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Seriously have to consider moving to another cloud service if this feature is not implemented soon. It affects my day to work when searching my archive for client data

      • Ken Critchley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would think it would be an easy addition but maybe I'm wrong. It just feels like more effort is put into advertising and data mining than product development. Please Microsoft, I have loved your earlier products and have really tried to stay with them but I have given up on Windows phone, Outlook, Internet Explorer, Microsoft app store, music, Edge, Onenote, and now Onedrive. Please get back to good product development.

      • Jackson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        WTF seriously not possible? I could not even imagine this would be a concern because it is such a basic feature.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is needed. Our non-profit uses OneDrive to store files in a pdf format and refers the membership to these files. they need a simple way of searching which limits the results to the folder they are viewing.

      • HG commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is seriously not possible? I thought this was a paying service, how can it not have a simple search function.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is indeed something we need urgently. I have shared some folders with some other people of my work and like this told them they find all the information in my cloud. But when they want to search for it, not possible to have an additional tool with the filters to show "folders", like this only the folders will be shown. Now they are getting hundreds of files but useless for them and too much time consuming to search for it. So how to solve this?

      • Anthony Brannan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • bryan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Is this a current stage technical constrain for Microsoft? not think so.
        the only reason that search the whole cloud disc is just want to show how stupidly powerful of onedrive search??

      • Guy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The inability of OneDrive to search a specific directory is a major FAIL. Looking into other options as we speak. Too bad.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have been noticing the search does not even find files that I know are there. I can't figure this out but it is maddening when you have folders with 27000 items in them (music).

        The more I learn about OneDrive the more frustrated I get when it doesn't work.

      • Muhamma Haddad commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It is really annoying that when searching in my onedrive for business it searches everywhere including all the sharepoint sites I'm member in and all files shared by others.

      • Sylvia commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Ridiculous that this is still not added... Seems so essential and basic.

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