Wanted to provide an update here: this is something we’re planning on doing, but don’t have a timeframe to share yet
Mark White commented
Please implement this ASAP. It's ridiculous not to have this feature!
This needs to be done
Our company chose Google Drive over OneDrive due to lack of this feature, though I love OneDrive at home.
This feature is extremely important for easy searching.
Please implement it as early as possible
[Deleted User] commented
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
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.
WTF seriously not possible? I could not even imagine this would be a concern because it is such a basic feature.
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.
This is seriously not possible? I thought this was a paying service, how can it not have a simple search function.
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
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.
Office 365 Japan Support Team commented
*English follows Japanese
Ability to specify search scope
ブラウザーから OneDrive for Business にアクセスし、画面左上の "すべて検索" から、ファイルを検索する際の動作について。
When I try to search files, I usually click Search All in OneDrive for Business from browser, which then bring the result/go look for the result from the whole library. We need ability to specify search scope that search within specified folder/files.
Thank you for your consideration.
David S. commented
This really needs to be added.
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??
The inability of OneDrive to search a specific directory is a major FAIL. Looking into other options as we speak. Too bad.
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.
OH FOR ##$$#@$#@^ Sake YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So irritating and confusing.
Muhamma Haddad commented
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.
Ridiculous that this is still not added... Seems so essential and basic.