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How do you search for folders only, not files?

How do you search for folders only, not files?

Gabriel D.5
New member | Level 1

In the search box, is it possible to search for folders only? We have hundreds of folders for each of our clients and we often want to quickly find the individual folder for the client. However, when we enter the search box with the name of the client, it returns every single file with the search term in it, not the folder.

 

 

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Re: How do you search for folders only, not files?

Rich
Super User II

In the search box, is it possible to search for folders only? 

No, it's not.

Re: How do you search for folders only, not files?

Gabriel D.5
New member | Level 1

Thanks Rich,

Do you know if Dropbox are introducing this? It seems like a straightforward addition to the search function which would be useful.

 

Re: How do you search for folders only, not files?

Rich
Super User II

Dropbox does not reveal planned features until they are released.

Re: How do you search for folders only, not files?

Bill W.44
New member | Level 1

This is extremely frustrating. There used to be an advanced search feature, but Dropbox chose to dumb down their already overly-simple interface and make searching all but useless when dealing with a lot of similarly-named files.

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