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I'm searching Google Drive for a particular term, but it's brining up many, many files. I know the name of the folder that the file resides in. Can I use it to help search for the file?

Example

For example, suppose the file name is foo, and the directory name is bar, and a search for 'foo' brings up far too many files to manually look through, then I'd like to be able to do something like this:

foo infolder:bar

I tried a few things and nothing I did worked. Also looked at a few articles (example), but couldn't figure it out.

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Search Within Folder


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Right-Click Method
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In the Google Drive Web App you can right-click on the folder bar and select the menu item Search within bar then put foo as the search term. Optionally, make any other customizations then click SEARCH

menu

search
 
 
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Search Options Method
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You can alternatively click on the Show search options button. Then, in the search options dialog box, specify bar as the Location and foo 1 as the Item name.

1 A search for foo is equivalent to *foo*. i.e. foo anywhere in the title.

search options dialog

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