Tech Tip: Refining your search in Google Drive
By narrowing your search using boolean search operators or special commands you can be more efficient in finding your file or folder.
Here are the commands that will make you a Google Drive search ninja:
|Documents that contain an exact phrase.||quotes or quotation marks||“match this phrase exactly”|
|Documents owned or shared by a specific person.||owner: from:||owner:email@example.com from:firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Documents you shared with someone.||to:||to:email@example.com|
|Documents with at least one of the words.||OR||notice OR billing|
|Documents that exclude a word.||minus sign (-)||calendar -january|
|Items marked with a star.||is:starred||is:starred|
|Items that are trashed.||is:trashed||is:trashed|
|Search by the type of document: folder, document, spreadsheet, presentation, PDF, image, video, drawing, form, script, and table.||type:||type:PDF|
|Find items that were edited before or after a certain day.||before:YYYY-MM-DD after:YYYY-MM-DD||before:2016-03-01 after:2016-03-01|
|Search by title.||title:||title:”employees”|
|Search for items that can be opened by a specific app.||app:||app:”Google Docs”|
Enjoy your superior searching ability. If you’re not a Google Apps client yet or are keen to find out more contact us.