Quick search for anything

Learn how to quickly search for folders, documents, text, links & datarooms in CloudFiles Content Library using the search bar.

CloudFiles' content library is powered by a powerful search that can be used to quickly and easily locate folders or data rooms, documents as well as links in your online file storage.

The search is intelligent enough to show and act upon these different results. The unification method used behind this makes it even easier to navigate around the content library.

The GIF below shows searching in action. You can also read the detailed instructions given below.

searching a file, folder or link in cloudfiles content library

To use the search functionality, follow the 3 steps below -


Step 1. Open Search Console

In order to invoke the search screen, click on the search icon in the content library. The content library can be accessed by clicking the all files button in the library section on the left.

This has been shown below. Once you click on the button, the search screen will open.

Click Search icon to start searching for online files, folders and trackable file links

Step 2. Type text to search

Now that the search box is open, you can start typing your query to search through your online document store.

The results will automatically update as you type your query further.

Type query in the search bar to search for online files, folders and trackable file links in the content library

Step 3. Select the desired result

Once your result is shown is the list, you can click on the specific list item to go to it. The different items are differentiated using the tile icons.

  1. If you click on a folder result, you will be redirected to the folder. Check this article for managing folders in CloudFiles.
  2. If you click on the file result, the links screen for the file will open. Check this article on file import & management in CloudFiles.
  3. Clicking on a link result opens the link settings. Check this article on the various link features can be used.
  4. Clicking on a data room will open the relevant data room in CloudFiles. Check this article for how to manage datarooms in CloudFiles.

You can differentiate between these results using the tile icon as shown in the image below.

Select desired result to go to your searched item. E.g. clicking on link will take you to the document link settings screen

If you have deleted a file, folder, dataroom or link you will not be able to see them in the search results. 
However, links whose status has been made offline will be seen in the search results. 

Navigating in CloudFiles pretty simple too. Check out this help article to understand how to navigate easily easily in the CloudFiles content library.