Searching in OneDrive

Copper Contributor

Is there a better way to search onedrive?  I have found some search operators that work but would like to get a list of ways to improve searching onedrive.  If anyone has a website or information, I would greatly appreciate it.

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@davidrobinson314 Have you tried My Content on  Get back to your content - Microsoft Support  I think it was introduced back in the spring of 2022. Since it was introduced I rarely go right to my OneDrive. 


My Content is a single place to see all your content across file types and storage locations. You’ll see a mix of documents, meeting attachments, and more. Each item shows you the file name, when it was last modified, who owns it, and if there is any recent activity within the file.

While you can use the top search bar to search across your entire organization, the filters and pivots within My Content narrow your search to only files related to you specifically.

  • Use Filter by keyword to find a file by typing in part of the document name.

  • Select Filter to open a robust set of options, including File Types, Activity, and Time.

  • Choose one of the popular pivots, such as Recently opened, Shared, or Favorites. You can also browse by People or Meetings, or filter by Locations.

As part of training I manage, I always show new starters office (AKA and show them list of documents that appear at the base of the page and the My Content for a longer history.