What problem could Box solve for you?

Drive search on specific folder.

I would like to have more granular search capabilities for Box Drive (e.g. ability to navigate to a folder in Drive, search only in that folder)

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  • Matt Stofka commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The following 3 ideas can probably be consolidated with this as they're all centered around the idea adding the Web UI search filters to the Box Drive desktop search function. If we consolidate them, then perhaps it'll be easier for folks to identify this and upvote it.



  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The search tool is a huge issue. We have thousands and thousands of file and cannot remember exactly where each file is saved; especially if it goes back several years. We need a search tool that will allow us to search from any main folder, sub-folders, not just a specific single folder. I do not want to search Box as a whole. Even with that, it is not showing the file I am looking for. It took me over 2 hours to find the file I was looking for. It was in one of the sub-folders which while searching Box as a whole did not even find! What Box needs is to allow searches to navigate the folders in a similar fashion to windows explorer and perform a search within a folder.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We want the capability to do a text search within file contents, both in Box web and Box Drive. Users who had used Box Sync previously found this search feature missing and are reluctant to move to Box Drive. It would also be good if the search in Box Drive could be refined to a folder.

  • Judy Julien-Alexander commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree with all the other comments and this original post. This is a severe setback to Box Drive. Unfortunately, our users have voiced there concerns and frustrations with the search feature and will ultimately decide to move over to OneDrive which we also offer. If more people decide to use OneDrive then there is no need for us to continue to pay for Box Drive.

  • Larry Ragsdale commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a serious limitation to the functionality and work flow for using box drive. It is a pain to have to logon to the browser and do this in the cloud interface.

  • Geno Scaletta commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a big roadblock for us rolling out Box Drive. Most of the pushback we receive is due to the missing ability to search on a specific folder

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Currently: You can only search Box Drive as a whole. If you search a keyword, every item in your Box account with the keyword will appear regardless of what subfolder its in

    Desired: Function more like a native search tool--search specific subfolders, drag and drop files, preserve folder views between uses, and advanced searching (search by date, last modified, etc).

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