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I'd love to be able to search the comments made on files

I'd love to be able to search the comments made on files

New member | Level 1

It would be really helpful to be able to search the comments made on the files.

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New member | Level 1

Hi Carolina, 

Thanks for writing in our Forum!

Unfortunately, there's currently no way to do so!

However, we value user input immensely and are always working on improving our service and adding new features and functionality.

I'll make sure to pass your feedback along to the appropriate people so that they are aware.

Thanks for using Dropbox and Carousel! 

New member | Level 1

I would love to see this feature as well.  It would also be great to have the ability to place tags on files that are searchable.

New member | Level 1

A company I consult/contract with is evaluating Dropbox for Business at my recommendation. The first thing that is bugging them on Day 1 is that they cannot search comments.

They have promotional videos that they would like to "tag" and then be able to search tags to find them. Google Drive has this, but with Dropbox there is no "tag" concept and comments cannot be searched.

I suggest adding comment searching as soon as convenient. Thanks for listening.

Explorer | Level 4

I would also appreciate ability to search through tags and comments on both files and folders.

Without that feature, DropBox can't really be called an Advanced storage solution (simple syncing between PC and file server can be done with a cheap FTP server).

Currently, users have to use external application for searching such as  http:confused face:/cloudfindhq.com/  or Evernote, but that over-complicates searching and finding files.

 

New member | Level 1

I would also love to be able to search the comments made on files (or just to be able to add tags, either way works).

New member | Level 2

Agree with all above.  Will be uploading thousands of pages of documents to Dropbox (business).   Would love to have the ability to search comments and utilize tags for refined results.  File names are limiting.  

A strong tool to have!

New member | Level 1

I was rather surprised to find that the Comments are not searchable. Currently, I use Dropbox exclusively for personal use. I do not need the comments for collaboration purposes, but rather to organize my own files. Please upgrade and introduce this feature. Tags woud also be a welcome and most helpful feature.

New member | Level 1

Couldn't agree more with the comments above.  My main use of dropbox is for photo storage and not being able to tag images or search for comments is a pretty big drawback.  Is this planned for a release anytime soon?

Explorer | Level 3

Yes! Please! We are an organization with several hundred employees and we would love to see searchable comments and other metadata tools implemented with dropbox.

 

It's kind of a big deal.

Explorer | Level 3

Agree. Searching comments (or tags) is a critical missing feature. 

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