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
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
Leif Kjetil Skjæveland commented
This means I cannot find my file in the online version because of multiple files with the same name but positioned in different folders. This is business critical.
Mark Levin commented
cannot believe this feature is not available considering the amount of folders and files in OneDrive.
I was suprised when I intuitevely went to find the search box within a folder, and there was none, only the global search. I have the same filename in multiple folders and it is very anoying having to guess which one I want when searching.
Dear Douglas, it was kind of you to weigh in, but there's a whole crowd of people who urgently need to hear from you again.
I agree with everyone requesting a folder-specific search function for OneDrive -- it would massively improve my life and make me more likely to work mainly from OneDrive in preference to my Mac desktop computer, whose indexing and searching capabilities seem less than perfect.
Heather M commented
I second Simon D's comment below. I found the document I need using Search, but what I really want to know is in which folder that file resides.
Simon D. commented
Yeah, the search really needs an update. When searching the whole OneDrive it would also be nice to show in the result, in which folder the file is located. Please improve your search. Thanks!
Your entire search function needs an overhaul. I think onedrive is great. I've just moved all my photos from flickr to onedrive. My files have already been there for years. But the inability to search by date range is also a real issue. When you move 30k tagged photos to onedrive, trying to find the ones of your daughter from July 2007 is impossible... this is not rocket science.
But it should be expanded beyond that. When you offer people the ability store 100s of thousands of files, you need to provide solid search functionality.
So I just checked in your File area and there at least you can filter searches by type and age of the files. But this is still weak. Please provide an advances search function...
Lukas Taves commented
Yeah, no reason you can't search inside an specific folder, c'mon!
Really need the option to be able to search only one folder.
another option is to allow the user to sort by location once the search result comes out
this feature is very important.
it does not exist on google drive either.
we really need it
can you please advise if MS has the intention to make it available.