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  1. Box search function will not search pdf documents I have personally OCR'd using Adobe.

    Box search function will not search pdf documents I have personally OCR'd using Adobe. Please advise.

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  2. Add recent folders to the "Recents" carousel

    Adding recent folders into the "Recents" carousel would be a huge value add in working through current projects.

    3 votes

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  3. Better sorting by relevance with search terms

    When I search for an exact file name, to find all copies of that file within a folder structure, the "See All Results" page does not put all the "hits" of that exact file name at the top of the list. I have to scroll down through many other files with partial hits in the name to find all copies. Why would it not sort by exact file names first, then partial file name matches, then contents ... ?

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  4. Contextual Search

    The ability to search contextually for a topic and have related results be populated similar to an internet search engine e.g. you search for "Fruit" and search results include "apples, oranges, bananas etc."

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  5. searching by "shared with me"

    It would be nice to sort my files by those files that "shared with me" by other people. Sometimes I don't know the name of the folder, but know who sent me the data. This search ability in the "sort" section above the files, or on the menu to the left of the files would save time searching for things.

    1 vote

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  6. Search Engine should run on the displayed dates rather than the API dates

    Box's search queries do not go off of the same date displayed to end users in the WebApp. The Modified Date seen in the WebApp is different than the API field “modified_at” that the search tool goes off of. From a user’s viewpoint, the date is the date, so using two separate date fields for the same product is confusing to end users. This is a request to ensure both of these fields align.

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  7. Improve search UI

    Hi Team,

    When I search in BOX folder which has many files using "ctlr+f" option, It doesn't search entire folder.

    For Example: There are 10 files available in the folder which contains the name "OCA"(file name contains "OCA") And when I search I get only 6 results and when I scroll down and search I get remaining 4 results.
    Can you please improve it to search the whole folder even if the file is present at the bottom of scrollable area?

    2 votes

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  8. Lock Sorting Settings of Files & Folders independently

    We would like to be able to lock the sorting settings of files in folders? If we sort the folders based on A-Z the files inside the folders swap to Z-A. We would want them to be fully independent from each other.

    6 votes

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  9. Improved search (not 'search term')

    My hope is to search for "other than ●●" and "NOT ●●"

    My preferred search method is, for example, There are 3 files. The file names are A, B, C.
    I want to enter "not B" in the search. The result is A and C files.
    It is usually called "Not search". (in Japan)

    1 vote

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  10. Elastic search to be able to search contains

    Box should support modern search capabilities such as elastic search
    We want to be able to search for something within the name if a file
    ie name contains,
    Exact match isn't very useful, if we wanted to search for a specific product code in the name for example

    1 vote

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  11. Email notifications based on saved search

    Provide the ability for a user to save an arbitrary search query (including the use of Metadata templates if applicable) and be notified of new content that arrives in a Box folder when it matches that saved search.

    This would immensely help our Box users be notified in real-time as we upload content that they are interested in. Otherwise, they have to periodically search the entire folder at some period of the day to find this new content of interest. Using the current notification capability that triggers on all uploads would be too much "noise" to the user; they need…

    3 votes

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  12. Keep certain folder's contents from showing up in search results

    I have several folders w/ very common words and randomly generated filenames, that keep popping up when i am using the search function in box.
    It would be nice, to have the option to shield a few folders from appearing in search results.

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  13. Search file contents for non-standard file types (e.g. py, R)

    It would be a wonderful if Box could be adjusted to index and search the file contents for files beyond Microsoft Office and text files. For example, much of what I would like to search is in python or R scripts, so being able to index and search those files as well would be very helpful.

    (it would also be very useful to search specific metadata field such as "name" or "type", like windows explorer enables)

    1 vote

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  15. Please make it possible to search by file ID/folder ID when searching in the Recycle Bin. ごみ箱内検索するときにファイルID/フォルダIDで検索できるようにしてほしい。

    Currently, you can only search by file/folder name, and there is a risk of restoring the wrong target if there are files with the same name.
    (In Japanese) 
     現在は、ファイル名/フォルダ名でしか検索することが出来ず、同名ファイルがある場合に誤った対象を復元するリスクがあります。

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  16. Search content in public shares

    I would like to be able to search content in public shares the same as if the content were shared internally.

    2 votes

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  17. Support for CorelDraw (*.cdr) files as a recognized "image" or "drawing" for search filters

    Support for CorelDraw (*.cdr) files as a recognized "image" or "drawing" for search filters. It is most similar to Adobe Illistrator, so perhaps it should be in the same category as *.ai files.

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  18. Better searchability on assets

    inside of a folder with hundreds of assets, it would be amazing to have the letters a-z on the left side so you can click on the letter that corresponds with the first letter in an assets title and go directly to those assets. For example, if you click on 'G'. all assets that start with the letter 'G' come up.
    Currently you have to scroll. sometimes for a while to get to the proper file. When you have hundreds of assets within 1 folder it's laborious to get to the one you want!

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  19. Being able to search through files by the date the file was created (in the metadata)

    A feature I've wanted many times now, and would love to see implemented, is to be able to search through my files with the filter of Date Created (regarding the creation date of the file in its metadata), not just the date of when I uploaded the file.

    6 votes

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  20. searching for users (external or managed)

    Suggestions for improvements : search field for users (external or managed) should look for characters. For instance , if you type a domain name or name, you should be able to filter the (external or managed) users list according to the characters entered into the search field and look into both the name and email info if the characters can be found. We don't always know the exact email or name...

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