Leverage search capabilities in Box for Box Drive
Our users would like to use some of the functionalities for Box search, like dates and searching within specific folders, in Box Drive.
The ability to search for items in a specific folder was delivered in Box Drive v2.17!
The search function in Box Drive is too limited, the results are displayed poorly and general results in wasting time when trying to use key word searches. I am puzzled why a newer tool is poorer in functionality
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Michael Cox commented
This is essential. Its ridiculous that the upgrade from "box sync" does not have this basic feature built in.. Dropbox and other free services can do it, why cant Box?
John Nickell commented
The search baked into Box drive does have some value, but it can be such a **** shoot about what results will be returned for you. Especially since the returned results are limited to ?25? (saw that in a post somewhere)
This is a little more than frustrating because if we compare to a "similar" product OneDrive for Business, it DOES support searching of subdirectories and files like you would expect to see in Windows explorer, which at a minimum would allow you to constrain your search to a folder.
From what I can see OneDrive is implemented in a way that does allow the local computer's indexing engine to catalog the information stored on it. I recognize that for a company's larger amount of data this might not be entirely desirable. (i.e. we have 5 TB+ on Box, and wouldn't want everyone's local computer attempting to index all 5TB.