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From 18.1 FileCloud users are able to search for files using a desktop client.

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How do I access the search window? 

Initiating search from the Drive system tray

The taskbar Search option opens the basic Search
UI with the default search path. 

Search option from Drive icon in system tray

Initiating search from the Drive folder

Initiating search from the dashboard


Basic and Advanced Search

Basic search viewAdvanced search view

Enter a search term, and click Enter. The files and folders returned are listed in the lower portion of the Search window.

By default, file names, content, and metadata are searched. To include folders in the search or to filter the search, click Show advanced options.

The number of items found appears in the red oval near the Search icon at the bottom of the view. 

Click Show advanced options in the basic search to view the advanced options fields. Configure any of the advanced options:

  • Search Location - Click Edit and navigate to the folder path that you want to search
  • Include Folders - Toggle the button to include folders as well as files in the search
  • Search type  - All content (default), Name only, Content only, or Metadata
  • Date - Enter a date range
  • Size (KB) -  Enter a size range

Click Start search to begin the search. The results appear in the basic search view.

The number of items found appears in the red oval near the Search icon at the bottom of the view. 



Accessing items after searching

After your search results are returned, you can access any location in the item's path in content explorer by clicking on it.

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