Allow search for files in the current folder instead of searching files in all folders onedrive.
Wanted to provide an update here: this is something we’re planning on doing, but don’t have a timeframe to share yet
seet yong keat commented
Can i at least know what is the onedrive search API if we can custom build a plugin or tool that can add custom search filter conditions while waiting for MS to deliver? This is seriously impacting our team work and have no intention to go back to shared folders. This is making those advocating onedrive in our company look bad in front of our fellow colleagues whom are critics to adoption of MS stack.
Mike Williams commented
This is driving me crazy. More and more of my files moving into the cloud, and yet the simplest tasks require moving them back to my local computer! In my work environment these bread and butter issues are precisely what may drive us to another enterprise cloud storage vendor.
May be we could crowdfund this feature, if MS do not have resources to implement it in TWO years?
Option for search/Work around: CTRL+F in your browser window, then type keyword you're looking for.
Obviously very limiting but better than what Microsoft is currently offering. Only works if you have a bunch of files in the folder, won't search folders within folders. This is only a keyword search of viewing file/folder names only.
This problem has still not been solved ha? As a business this is a MUST. Honestly, this is not the only mistake that Microsoft makes that is absolutely dumb and silly and makes me wonder what incompetent people are working in their company.
The funny thing is, I am really trying to make myself like Microsoft. Another dumb thing with OneDrive is that, due to the difference version for business as personal, you can not upload files (such as pictures) from your Android phone directly into a file that has been shared to you. This forced me to move the entire file into the 'site'.
Online Microsoft promotes how great the search function is in Sharepoint (where sites are located), but as soon as you click the site you are redirected to the OneDrive application.
Seriously, for a billion worth company they do worse than most amateur developers that sit at home and write actually useful applications!
So, thinking about it is appearently all MS people can, or they put Mr. D. Pearce in the wrong position as he probably can't communicate within his company!
Search current folder and search by title would both be useful, if not essential features!
Fernando José Brustolin commented
Come on, guys, please. This shouldn't be so hard.
arrgh... I cannot believe this is still not fixed
It is infuriating that MS ignores this problem. A clumsy work-around exists for those interested: Map the OneDrive files onto your desktop ("map a network drive..."). At the end of this I'm pasting a link to a YouTube video by Sean Ong who has a straightforward explanation of how to do this. You thereby create a clickable portal icon which displays your OneDrive files onto your local device. The OneDrive files won't reside on your local device, but they will look as though they reside there. They will be displayed in the same file-tree manner as folders in your local File Explorer. You can open any file and work with it locally, but it is still residing in OneDrive. As with File Explorer on your local hard drive, you can search a specific folder in the upper right search box of the window without having to "search everything" the way Microsoft forces you to do it in OneDrive. You are searching OneDrive files, not local hard drive files, but the search looks and feels the same on your screen as if you were searching local files on your device. This works for Windows 10 operating systems; I don't know whether other operating systems have an equivalent network mapping capability. You could not do it with a Chromebook, for example, and I don't know whether you could do this with a tablet. When you're done working with the OneDrive files "mapped" onto your local computer, be sure to disconnect the map (right click, then choose disconnect), so as to keep your OneDrive files invisible from, and protected from, ransomware (at least, I think so and hope so). For ransomware, disconnecting the mapped network drive does not protect files synced elsewhere between OneDrive files and your hard drive. I think (but I'm not positive) that those files remain open to ransomware whether or not you have disconnected the "mapped" OneDrive network.
This network mapping works but is a clumsy way of doing what Microsoft ought to do forthrightly within OneDrive, at least for those of us with paid subscriptions.
Here's the link to the instructional video about how to map the OneDrive onto your local hard drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm1Of4eFDDY.
Thinking about it on December 16th, 2016? Over a year ago and still no way to search a folder? Why??
How is this not a feature? I'm switching to OneDrive right now and this is not good to hear :(
please please make this happen soon. One of the most frustrating things in any app I use.
This should have been the first feature to be added. Entire folder search can be useful but this is essential for many businesses.
Steve H commented
Yes, this is a major flaw. I know which folder I want to search but can't. I'm wasting lots of time trying to find a document I know is there somewhere
Need this for our business as well. We've only just started using OneDrive and can't believe there isn't a folder specific search - needs to include the option for sub-folders or not as well.
Important enough for us to consider an alternative if another cloud service offers it. This is such a "no brainer" that we didn't even think to check if this was possible with OneDrive
Allow search for files in the current folder instead of searching files in all folders in one drive
This feature would be a great win for our company
Yes yes yes it's not that difficult what could possibly take so long?!
Please think some more.
There is little point to use OneDrive to store files if you can find them when you need them