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If you have a search term you need to find within files, you can use the File Content Search tab. This section allows G Suite super admins or delegated auditors to search through the contents of files.

For example, I will search for files that contain the following words:

  • @gmail.com
  • @orange.fr

File Content Search will scan through the contents and title looking for the above words.

File Content Search - Searching Contents of Files 1

You can use other search operators like:

  • fullText contains ‘hello’
  • or
  • and
  • mimeType = ‘application/vnd.google-apps.folder’
  • mimeType = ‘application/vnd.google-apps.spreadsheet’ and fullText contains ‘@gmail.com’

https://developers.google.com/drive/api/v2/search-files#file_fields

 

Full Text Search Option

If you are looking for a simple sentence and don’t want to use the above search operators. You can enable the following option called Full text only. This option allows you to find a word or sentence inside the double quotes ” “.

File Content Search - Searching Contents of Files 2

 

 

 

 

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