Find files in OneDrive for Android or iOS

Find files in OneDrive for Android or iOS

You can easily search your OneDrive files when using the OneDrive app, as well as sort how you want your files listed in OneDrive.

Find the file you're looking for

You can search for text within files and even photos. To search for text in a file or photo:

  1. In the OneDrive app, at the top of any file view, tap Search Search button at top of message list in the top bar.

  2. Enter the text you want to search for in the Search box.

  3. Tap the search icon at the bottom right of the screen.

Tips: 

  • If you're working in a OneDrive personal account, a search includes only the contents of the folder you have open. For example, if a folder called Work Documents is open, search will look only at files in the Work Documents folder. To search all of your OneDrive files, use search in the Files view.

  • If you are working in work or school account, a search always searches the entire OneDrive.

Change how files are sorted

  1. In the OneDrive app, open the folder you want to sort, and then tap the arrow next to the current sort order, for example A-Z.

  2. Select how you want the files sorted. You can sort by name, date, size, or extension.

Find the file you're looking for

You can search for text within files and even photos. To search for text in a file or photo:

  1. At the top of any file view, tap Search Search button at top of message list in the top bar.

  2. Enter the text you want to search for in the Search box.

  3. Select Search Photos or Search Everything, then tap Search at the bottom.

Tips: 

  • If you're working in a OneDrive personal account, a search includes only the contents of the folder you have open. For example, if a folder called Work Documents is open, search will look only at files in the Work Documents folder. To search all of your OneDrive files, use search in the Files view.

  • If you are working in work or school account, a search always searches the entire OneDrive.

If you don't see a file you're looking for in the app, see Find lost or missing files in OneDrive.

Change how files are sorted

  1. In the OneDrive app, open the folder you want to sort, and then tap the arrow next to the current sort order, for example Sort by name (A to Z).

  2. Select how you want the files sorted. You can sort by name, date, or size.

Find your SharePoint files in OneDrive

If you're using OneDrive, you can access your SharePoint files in the mobile app without leaving OneDrive. SharePoint sites you've recently interacted with or that you follow appear in a list located under the name of your organization. You'll also be able to see your Office 365 groups in the list, as each group will have its own team site.

To learn more, see Find your SharePoint files in OneDrive.

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