Using Search in Box @ UNH

Searching for Files and Folders

To search for a file or folder, click into the search bar shown in the center of the header. As you begin typing, suggested results will appear below the search bar. If one of the suggested results is the item you need, simply click on it to be taken to it directly. If you would like to see all the results for your search query, press Enter/Return on your keyboard or click See all results at the bottom of the list of suggested results.

Search Tips -- Visit this article for more detailed search tips.

Saving Search Queries

The search query term and any filters are encoded as part of the URL -- even the meaning of relative filters such as Last Week is preserved. So relative date filters will always imply dates that are relative to the time the query is executed.

This makes saving a search query much easier. The two options to save a query are via Box’s bookmark capability or via the browser’s bookmarking feature:

When you’ve conducted a search that you want to save, just copy the URL into the clipboard. Then navigate to the All Files page, click on + New in the header and then click on New Bookmark. In the address field paste the address that you copied from the search. Each time you click that link -- the same search is executed!

You can also bookmark that URL using your browser -- each time you visit that bookmark the search is executed!

Search Filtering

Use filters to narrow down your search results:

Clicking into the search bar will open the filter menu by default. You can also open the filter menu by clicking the filters icon on the right side of the search bar. Under the Content Filters tab, you can filter results by file type, date modified, and file owner. Under the Metadata tab, you can filter results using custom metadata fields. This is currently in Beta, please reach out to the Box Admin team through the UNH IT Service Desk at 862-4242 for further details.

You can also set filters after viewing all search results. Use the dropdowns at the top of the screen to filter by file type, file size, date modified, or file owner.


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