Search within folder for Google Drive will let you enable a way to search files directly within a Drive folder. No need to search in the whole Drive search only in the right folder. Search within folder works as a standalone application and is also integrated with Drive as a 3rd application.
Install Search within Folder
To install search within folder go to « Connect more apps » menu under the « New » button and search for « Search within folder ».
You can also install directly from the Chrome Web Store listing : Search within folder on chrome web store.
Search for your files directly in Google Drive
When you are in your Drive just right click on the folder you want to search files within. Then go to « Open with » menu and select « Search within folder ».
Then you will be redirected to the Search within Folder application. Once search within folder opened you can enter your query and run your search. As you can see in the print screen below the folder is already selected, you just have to enter your query.
Once query performed result are displayed n the screen.
Use as a standalone application
Go to your Chrome apps page (see this article) and open Search within Folder.
Then select your folder by clicking on the « change » button.
After run your query by typing the keyword in search box.
Easier search with our extension
Integration of Search within Folder in the 3rd apps of Drive facilitate search but sometimes it is easier to just have to click on a button. That is why we also developed an extension to let you run your query when you are in the folder.
First install the extension : install extension search within folder.
After installation, you will get a folder button added to the Drive interface :
Now when you will browse your folder in the Drive Interface you will be able to run a query in the current folder directly from the Drive interface.
To use extension browse your drive, when you are located in the right folder just enter your query in the search box of drive and with your mouse click on the Search within Folder button. Be careful to not click on enter when you finish to enter your query.
All the details in the video below.